At a very early age David was chosen to be king of Israel. It was many years before he ascended the throne. One would have thought that the knowledge that he was to be king would have tempted him to big time over his family, friends and enemies and make him hard to live with, but the knowledge didn’t change him.
David’s early beginnings were humble; being a shepherd was hardly a job for an aspiring king. Never-the-less David minded the sheep like they were gold. He took his job as shepherd very serious to the point of laying down his life.
David’s attitude was that of a servant, and that is why he was chosen to be king. God knew that David was teachable, was able to listen to what was told him and do it.
The scriptures in Mark point out, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last and the servant of all.’
Another example of the servant attitude is found at Conferences, camps, and gatherings where volunteers are needed. It is the servant attitudes that get up and wash dishes, move chairs, set tables and wash up. Nothing is too much trouble for these people.
Often people in leadership abuse their positions and become big headed, proud and unwilling to soil their hands and unteachable as well.
If we have a desire to serve the Lord then we must kill our bears and lions and care for our sheep to the point of death.
When we look at Jesus we see humility plus. Philippians tells us that though Jesus was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God, but laid aside his mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men… he humbled himself even further, going so far as actually to die a criminal’s death on a cross.’ Living Bible
A tear rolled down my cheek as I sat in the church watching my