“And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they made him drink water;” 1 Samuel 30:11Text — 1 Samuel 30:9-17
A popular proverb goes thus “help those you meet on your way up; you may need their help on your way down.” Do you know that human beings and plants help one another to live? How? Humans breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. On the other hand, plants breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. At every time in life, somebody is in need of help, and somebody is always in a position to help. The person in a position to help may offer the help or he may not.
King David, in our text, was just robbed of his possessions and family members. As he was looking for the robbers who came to his camp to rob him, he saw a poor, tired, hungry-looking young man. As they brought the stranger to him, he decided to help. Even though David himself needed help, he decided to help this person first. Can you offer help to somebody else when you are also in need of help? This is a good example to learn and follow in the life of king David.
Somebody may need your help today to explain a difficult subject, to help carry a bag, to give a cup of water, to pray for the sick, to give a word of encouragement, to tell the story of salvation and many others, please, help. When Jesus Christ lives in your heart, you will find it easy to help. Invite Jesus into your heart now and tell Him to give you a heart that loves to help. You will never miss your reward as you help others.
Prayer for today
Lord, give me a heart full of sympathy to help others in need.