Bible Study & Devotional
Written by: Torrie Slaughter
Guiding Scripture: 1 Samuel 29:4-5 ‘But the Philistine commanders were angry with Achish and said, “Send the man back, that he may return to the place you assigned him. He must not go with us into battle, or he will turn against us during the fighting. How better could he regain his master’s favor than by taking the heads of our own men? Isn’t this the David they sang about in their dances: “‘Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands?”
“Your reputation proceeds you.”
A frightening phrase if you’re not sure who gave an account of your character.
In 1 Samuel 30, David and his men crossed paths with an Egyptian near death on the road. His master left him because he was sick (teaching from Jesus is found in Luke 10:25-37).
We choose moment by moment how the information we receive will benefit ourselves alone or the entire company we keep.
If we have a reputation of discarding people who aren’t performing well or who don’t follow directions- we may be praised for efficiency. The truth is that we will never please everyone with our actions.
As we read the account of David’s life, we can see ourselves.
Our reputation to do God’s will and compassionately lead with love is glorifying to Him. Think about your opportunities to build on the greatness of Christ. Use His light to guide others.
This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional.
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1 Samuel 29:1-31:13, John 11:55-12:19, Psalm 118:1-18, Proverbs 15:24-26
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