Daily Devotional
God Uses the Faithful

“Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.”

1 Samuel 17:49

Ponder This

There was a story of a man who worked in a bank office as a clerk and was being considered for a promotion. But he was in the cafeteria line and did not know that the bank president was behind him. In that moment, the man picked up a pat of butter that would cost just a few cents and slid it under a piece of bread, so he wouldn’t have to pay for it at the checkout.

The president of that bank, looking over his shoulder, thought, “If that man cannot be trusted with something like this, I cannot give him a promotion.” For a few pennies and a little bit of butter, he lost his opportunity to advance with the company. He was not faithful in that which was small and could not be trusted with larger things.

I wonder how many times God has had to pass us by for the same kind of reason. God could use David because he was faithful, starting with sheep. This would have been insignificant to many, but David was faithful in that which was least. In protecting the sheep, he slew a lion and a bear. And when the time came to battle Goliath, David slew him too through the power of God.

  • What are the small things God is calling you to be faithful in today?
  • Why are we often tempted to believe the little things don’t matter to God?

Practice This

Write out the “little things” you feel that God is calling you to be faithful in right now. Act on this list, seeking obedience to God, even in the seemingly small matters of life.


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