Serving in the Spirit of the LORD

Jan 27, 2022 | Edwin Arceo, Lifestyle

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1 Samuel 16 not only shows the process of how David was selected to become the next king of Israel, but it also shows how, when the Spirit of the Lord is with you, one gains favor in the sight of men by serving well.


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David plays the harp for King Saul by Rembrandt

My friends, having God’s Spirit poured upon you does not just give you spiritual gifts but also tangible gifts. We may surmise that David served well because he was the youngest and the one who gets to be pushed by his older brothers. He’s experienced, one may say. That can be true but I think one cannot serve well and feel loved under those circumstances. No, David served well because the Spirit of God came powerfully upon him and bestowed upon him gifts, skills, and talents that gain the favor and love of men.

When you have the Spirit of God, there is excellence in work. If serving is done in the flesh, there will be disappointments and frustration. You will not be content. You will be envious of others. Those are not Spirit enabled traits.

1 Samuel 16:13, “So as David stood there among his brothers, Samuel took the flask of olive oil he had brought and anointed David with the oil. And the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David from that day on. Then Samuel returned to Ramah.”

Ask God that He may pour out His Spirit on you powerfully like what David experienced. Allow Him to be your Lord and Savior and God will surely pour His Spirit. If you feel frustrated with what you are doing today in your place of work, God can remedy that. Ask for His Spirit.

Edwin is the founder and publisher of Jacob’s Fountain, a website dedicated to publishing content that refreshes others so that others may also be refreshed.

He also works as the Manager for Merchandise Development at CBN Asia, the producer of the long-running weeknight inspirational show, The 700 Club Asia. He has been working here since 1994. Edwin is also the husband to Emy and a father to his two sons, Ephraim and Edwin James.

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