Has success changed you?
And David said to Saul, “Who am I, and who are my relatives, my father's clan in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?”
–1 Samuel 18:18
As the years go by, one of the best things that can be said about us is that our victories and successes haven’t changed us. You and I should remain humble and grateful before the Lord.
We see this kind of humility in David after he defeated Goliath and experienced many other successes. He was still a man of the people.
When Saul offered David his oldest daughter Merab, David replied, “Who am I, and who are my relatives, my father's clan in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?”
You see, David knew who he was and where he came from in spite of having become the most famous person in all of Israel. Success didn’t change him. He didn’t feel he deserved any special treatment.
Today many people are fixated on what they deserve. Well, each of us should be eternally grateful that we haven’t gotten what we deserved! We deserved death, but God gave us eternal life! That should fill our hearts with gratitude, but there’s more. As we give him glory, God causes us to move from victory to victory!
As victories come, let’s hold these words in our hearts, “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory…” (Psalm 115:1).
AS WE GIVE HIM GLORY, GOD CAUSES US TO MOVE FROM VICTORY TO VICTORY!