Posted in Work by Benham Brothers | May 1st, 2014
Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him; and he became captain over them. Now there were about four hundred men with him.
1 Samuel 22:2
David was a type of Christ in the Old Testament, which means that his life foreshadowed Jesus. It’s interesting to see the type of people that assembled around him – much like those that assembled around Christ. They were all people who come humbly needing something (those in distress, in debt, and discontent). They approached David (& Christ) as if he was their way out of the mess they were in. Those who did not have a need for anything did not assemble around David (or Christ).
Jesus blessed those that recognized they needed something that only He could give them. By approaching him as a beggar we inherit eternal life (Luke 18:9-14). “He who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
We need to remain “needy” people in our approach to Christ. The minute we exalt ourselves or despise the broken & needy people around us, we walk out of fellowship with Him. I’m encouraged today to stay in a constant state of humility before Jesus & welcome the broken & needy around me.