“And such as violate the covenant he shall pervert and seduce with flatteries, but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God]” (Daniel 11:32, Amp).
Royal but Fierce (3): King David
We settled it last week that Royalty isn’t a function of the Crown you wear but the blood flowing in you.
Relying and depending on the privileges that come with royalty however is not the way to live the royalty life, rather, depending on the Spirit of God that teaches us to live right and do right. That said, what is the meaning of mediocre?
The dictionary definition of mediocre is something that is just average, or not very good. When your dinner is edible but not very good, this is an example of when it is mediocre. Neither very good nor very bad; ordinary; average.
David, before he was made a King got his background training from the wilderness where he was first the King of the Jungle. It was after this he was relocated and promoted by divine providence and favor. Getting to the palace, this young man didn’t take things for granted. He fought every battle like his life depended on it. He even singlehandedly raised distressed and distraught men and turned them into mighty men of valor in the cave of Adullam before his physical enthronement. Amen? He raised them up excellently well!
The man David was dignified and diligent—that kind of person that God trusts with His people. He was royalty, fierce, brave, bold, wise, and strong.
The day he tried to be mediocre was the beginning of his fall as a King. That was when he left his duties, saw Bathsheba, went into her, killed her husband, and on and on he went. If not for the mercy of God that spoke on his behalf, David would not and never have ended well. God knew the capacity of excellence that David could deliver; He never expected less from David. This was one of the many reasons that God chastised David.
Another thing that helped King David was because each time he misbehaved, he forgot about justification and singlehandedly took responsibility. Beloved, in God’s eyes, are you responsible?
Dear Brethren, God knows your capacity and doesn’t expect less, not from you, not from me. May God help us in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Dear Royalty, don’t ever be mediocre, lackadaisical, irresponsible, lazy, and self-entitled to the benefits and privileges attached to Royalty-it can take you away from the paths of royalty that God has set your feet on; learn from the lessons of King David.
God bless you!
Let Us Pray
Father, I will always need Your help, please, rid me off the human nature, fill me up with Your Spirit that I will do things just according to the way You want it done in Jesus’ name. Amen!