God bless you,
Today I’ll be writing about two young men in the bible. One of them is King David and the other one is Joseph son of Jacob. Why these two men you’ll ask, because they had a similarity. They both wore the youngest brother out of their family and they both were working in the field; King David was tending the sheep and the bible tells us that Joseph along with his brothers were tending flocks. So they both had some common things. The bigger the test, the bigger the blessing. The bigger your trial and war, the greater your anointing in God.
Now this is the story of Joseph Genesis 37:3-10
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate[a] robe for him. 4 When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him. 5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. 6 He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: 7 We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.” 8 His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said. 9 Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” 10 When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?” 11 His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
Joseph was the youngest of his brothers, his father Isarael (Jacob) made him a coat of many colours. When his brothers saw this they were jealous of him. But the more they envy him the more God was adding to Joseph. He was a dreamer and his dreams wore big. (this you can read in the continuing of the story in Genesis 37. His brothers were so jealous the made a plot to kill him. Afterall they didn’t kill him but sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites. But the more they wore dividing Joseph the more God was multiplying in him.
King David was 17 at the time he was anointed. He was tending sheep. He didn’t even know he was going to be King. While tending sheep David had his moments with God. He could sing, David could dance, David was going after Gods heart. His worship was pure. So this is the story of King David 1 Samuel 16:4-13;
4 Samuel did what the Lord said. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town trembled when they met him. They asked, “Do you come in peace?” 5 Samuel replied, “Yes, in peace; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrateyourselves and come to the sacrifice with me.” Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. 6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.” 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “The Lord has not chosen this one either.” 9 Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Nor has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The Lord has not chosen these.” 11 So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?”
“There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.”
Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”
12 So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.” 13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David. Samuel then went to Ramah.
You will think never-where in this passage you can read that they are jealous of him. But as people it bother them. David was the youngest and was tending sheep you will think he doesn’t know anything about being King. God bypass them and choose David instead of one of them. Everything one can dream about, becoming king and God chose David. If you read Chapter 18 verse 8 “Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?” 9 And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David. ” Saul became Jealous of David. in the continuing of this chapter their will be more comparison.
So when the favour of God is on you people will start cutting you. They don’t want you near them because you will take away things they longed for in days, months, years maybe even in a decade. You can be rejected, people can even put you out, but this doesn’t matter, because when people put you out, God will take you in. If left out is the price you have to pay, so God can take you in and put His favour on you gladly. Be grateful to the people who afflicted you, because in you affliction God will glorify Himself and make you strong. When people persecute you, God will make you grow. The more they divide you, the more God will multiply to you. The more people take from you, the more God will add to you. The more they hate you, the bigger your blessing and anointing.
I don’t know what you want but I know the favour of God is with and on you, so what it is you want eventually God will give it you. So don’t be jealous of the blessing of another. Everything one has, he didn’t get it for free. He had to work hard. Maybe the sold him like they did to Joseph, or put him in the fields to tend sheep, but where ever you are God sees you and knows you. You may been hurt, abused, left out, hurting but God is preparing you for the great and good. Be strong and courages. Wait upon the Lord. People can take everything from you but Gods favour will never get from you. You earned it!
God bless you,
With loving regards,