David fled from King Saul because the king wanted to end the life of David whom God had chosen to succeed him on the throne. In the midst of his flight, the Lord brought King Saul into the hand of David on more than one occasion. In the book of I Samuel chapter twenty-six, we find one such occasion. As Saul was asleep, David and Abishai went into Saul’s camp and took the king’s spear and cruse of water. Then David went to the other side and cried unto to Saul and to Abner, the one who was to guard the king. Saul recognized the voice of David. David then inquired as to the reason Saul sought to take his life. He began to tell Saul how great his life was in David’s eyes and therefore he would not touch the LORD’s anointed.
Then David made an amazing statement of observation in verse 24 when he said, “. . . behold, as thy life . . . so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, . . .”. The phrase, “. . . be much set by . . .” means to grow or become great; to be honored. David wanted his life to be great in the eyes of the Lord more than in the eyes of man.
What about our lives? Are we seeking greatness in the eyes of others instead of the eyes of God?
It should not matter if anyone here knows our name but rather when we stand before God He can say, “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”
How would you complete the statement above, “Let my life be . . . .”
Just a thought from a friend. Have a great day.