Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Monotonous Training

1 Samuel 16:14-23

The Story
Day after day, David went about the monotony of keeping his father's sheep.
  • Countless days, endless routines, the same things day in and day out.
  • But it was in the monotonous routine of life that David learned to be a man of God.
  • It was there, alone on those mountains, doing the same things day after day that David learned the lessons of faithfulness and responsibility.
When God promoted David as king, he did not have to learn the lessons to be faithful and responsible; he already knew them.

The LORD God always trains His people in the same daily routines before He use them in public.

Remember David on the lonely hills of Judea – God used the tool of monotonous routines to shape a king.


  1. This is a good lesson to me in how the Lord works in mysterious ways, and that how we might not always know at the time that God is preparing us for a larger purpose.