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1 Sam 18:6-9(NLT)

6 But something happened when the victorious Israelite army was returning home after David had killed Goliath. Women came out from all the towns along the way to celebrate and to cheer for King Saul, and they sang and danced for joy with tambourines and cymbals. 7 This was their song:

"Saul has killed his thousands,
and David his ten thousands!"

8 This made Saul very angry. "What's this?" he said. "They credit David with ten thousands and me with only thousands. Next they'll be making him their king!" 9 So from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David.

When I was reading this in my time in the word today, I noticed something interesting in verse 7.

"Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands!"

Saul got angry because the woman basically said that Davis was stronger and better then Saul.
But if you think about it, David may have killed his ten thousands, but Saul still killed his thousands.
"So what" you say. Well think about it, even though Saul did not do as much as David did, he was still doing something.

So for us today you may be discouraged because you are not doing as much as someone else, and maybe even getting jealous of others who do more then you.
But the question is are you doing anything?
It doesn't matter how big it is in other peoples eyes or even our own. What really matters is, how big is it in God's eyes?

So if you are bringing thousands to Christ, or maybe hundreds, or maybe just one. The important thing is; are you doing anything, no matter how small it seems.

I have a term I call "pew potatoes" it's like a "couch potato" but it's Christians who go to church and just sit there doing nothing else.
We are not called to be idle as Christians, but to be busy no matter how small it seems.

  • Mark 16:20 (NLT) And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked with them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.

  • See, even in this verse we see that the Lord will be with you as you work for Him, but first you have to do something, even if it's a little, it's better then doing nothing at all.

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