Most of the time when King David is preached it centers around his lack of self control with Bathsheba, but there are many great qualities of David that I find worthy of imitation. One such time is in 2 Samuel 24:24, when David said, while buying the threshing floor to build an altar, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price, for I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God which cost me nothing.” David was committed to giving God his best. Araunah, the one who owned the land offered to give it to David, but he wanted to give to God his best, which always comes with a price.
Are you committed to excellency in all areas of your life? In your job, with your family and with God? A commitment to excellency is to do all things as if you are doing them for God Himself.
- At work, do not take short cuts or take items home because they don’t treat you right, do your work as the company has established, allowing God to be your vindicator.
- With family: forgiving quickly giving up your right to be angry or offended. There will always be hurts, but show your Christlike qualities by forgiving and moving on.
- With God, be committed to listening to His Holy Spirit and quickly respond. God speaks to each of us, but if you do not do what He asks, He seems silent to you until you accomplish it.
Proverbs 16:3 states, “Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” When you have your mind set to give your best to God, you will do the right thing, because it is the right thing to do.
Father, help us to know and to do what is our best, always with the mindset that we are doing all that we do, for You. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.