SCRIPTURE READING: 1 SAMUEL 17: 1-53

FOCUS: “And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.” (1 Samuel 17: 28)

MEMORY VERSE: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 54: 17)

Our Focal Scripture makes mention of that moment when Eliab got angry with David for showing up at the battlefield. Notice that David was instructed by their father to bring food items to his brothers and their captain. David came with good intentions towards his brothers, but Eliab judged David’s intention as being negative. He imputed negativity to what was meant to be a good gesture. He misjudged David’s intentions.

Friend, one set of men you might likely meet in your destiny journey are those men who simply misjudge your intentions. There are people willing to halt you by accusing you of wicked intentions for your good works. There are people who are willing to accuse you of wanting to advertise yourself too much even when your intention is to help them make progress. There are people who will hurriedly conclude that your good works are ill intended.

Eliab accused David of pride and naughtiness of heart; he accused David of merely wishing to see the battle; but in the end, David only came to bring them food. David eventually went ahead to fight and kill Goliath. So the words of Eliab did not deter David. When the Eliab’s of this world misjudge your good intentions and accuse you falsely despite you good works, don’t allow their words to deter your good works.

Don’t allow the words of men to make you halt your good intentions. Don’t allow the misjudging of your good intentions to make you halt your good works. Don’t allow false accusations to make you change from being the good person you have chosen to be. Don’t allow the opinions of men to make you abandon what you can do to make a difference. Don’t fall for the scam of abandoning your victory over Goliath because of the words of ‘Eliab’.

Don’t be deterred by the false accusations of those who want you to stop. Don’t allow the misjudging of your good intentions to make you abandon your mission.

FURTHER READING: ISAIAH 54

DECLARATION:

  • No false accusation will deter me; no ‘Eliab’ will make me abandon my mission, in Jesus’ name!
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Daily Devotional by Jerry Eze
07/23/2024

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