“The women sang as they played, and said, “Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.” Then Saul became very angry, for this saying displeased him…Saul looked at David with suspicion from that day on. 1 Samuel 18:7-9
After every public victory, there will be private envy.
Don’t think for one moment that everyone in your camp will be a happy camper when you win. Someone won't.
David did the job Saul as King was too afraid to do – go after Goliath and once slaying Goliath, led the charge against the Philistines and won.
Not that David tried to make Saul look bad. He didn’t. He saw a job that needed to be done. No one else dared step up to the plate. David had a history with God, trusted God and God rewarded him with a tremendous victory. And He kept rewarding David.
If David had allowed Saul’s jealousy, envy and plots to deter him, he never would have been king.
As a public servant in a public position, there always will be someone out to get you – especially when you win.
There will be someone who is envious and will stir up others to bring false charges against you, slander you, try to ruin your good name and reputation, back stab you; and, do everything they can to bring you down.
How should you respond? As David responded. In faith, with a closed mouth and moving feet.
Keep on moving and keep trusting in God. He in turn will keep on blessing you and there won’t be a thing your enemies can do about it but have a ringside seat and be forced to watch.
When I was growing up and when we would cry over some minor thing, our mother, father or grandmother would say, "keep on and I'll give you something to cry about!"
That's our Abba Father. Those who envy and spite you because of a victory or blessing had better watch out.
The more they envy and hate you, if you remain faithful to God and not take matters into your own hands, the more God will bless you.
And He will really give them something to be envious about!
Published on Monday, September 4, 2017 @ 5:46 AM CDT