It doesn’t matter if you are the only one following God on the job, with your relatives or where ever your feet take you, because majority doesn’t rule, God does. Elijah was 1 against 450+ people when it came to following God and that didn’t stop him for serving the Lord. It actually made him bolder to where he proved God ruled over all.
1 Kings 18
God wants us to ask for wisdom but it is not just for us or to make us look good it is for everyone in our circle of influence. Solomon heart was to govern God’s people correctly. He knew that he couldn’t treat the people of Israel any sort of way so when opportunity came knocking he asked God for wisdom!
1 Kings 3
David was a worshiper like not other. And in this story we talk about today he was worshiping with all his might! But not everyone approved of David’s worship to God! The Lord wants us to worship him with all our strength and might. When is the last time you worship the Lord undignified?
2 Samuel 6
When God tells you to do one thing but people tell you to do the opposite. What are you going to do? Please man and get instant gratification or please God and know that His opinion is the only one that matters. King Saul chose to please man over God and because of it the lost the kingdom
1 Samuel 15
Just as Jonathan’s armor bearer said to him, “I am with you heart and soul” God wants us to trust our leaders enough to follow them. Some times there are too many people wanting to lead and not enough followers. God wants us to be able to follow those godly leaders he has placed in our lives.
1 Samuel 14
If we want something too much that even when God says no to keep asking and knocking on His door then the Lord can give in even though it is not good for us. Israel demanded a king and even though God said it was the worst idea ever they still wanted it and the Lord gave in. It is so much better to set aside our wants and desires and replace it with what God wants for us and our lives.
1 Samuel 8
Everyone hears from God even people who don’t believe in the Lord or no one would give their hearts to Jesus. The biggest issue is we just don’t recognize when God is speaking to us. Samuel didn’t recognize the first time God spoke to him. It took Eli his guardian to point it out.
1 Samuel 3
If you have a good reputation it can path the way for you by opening doors you never thought possible. Ruth had an amazing reputation so much so the whole town was talking about her and caught the eye of Boaz which later led to them getting married. Your reputation can make or break opportunities in your life. So I ask you what does you reputation say about you?
God has put people in our lives that maybe a different nationality, a different religion, disabled, single mother, etc because he wants you to have compassion and a different out look on a people group for a purpose He has in your life. Boaz saw Ruth differently than other Israelites did because of someone God had put in Boaz’s life.
When we don’t have God’s truth or a standard to live by then we will do what is right in our own eyes. And it can get pretty bizarre, pretty quickly. The book of Judges has some very weird and horrible things that went on that does not make sense until you read at the end of the book it says “They did what was right in their own eyes.”