Saturday, August 29, 2009

True Greatness Is Determined By Good Behavior

1 Samuel 18:5-30

The Story
David was just a young lad. He was just a kid fresh from his first battle.

But David behaved himself well.
  • He continued to be a faithful and loyal everyday. He knew that in order to climb to the top, he needed to take the climb one step at a time.
  • He continued to carry himself well and set a good example for king Saul who had tried to kill him. He didn't become bitter or desired for revenge.
  • He continued to wait on the LORD God though he had many opportunities to overthrow Saul's kingdom.
David had achieved true greatness.

True greatness is not determined by the amount of money we possess, the kind of car we drive, the status we have achieved in life, or the feats that we are capable of.

True greatness is determined by how we live our lives.

Remember David after he defeated Goliath – he behaved himself well.


  1. So very true. reminds me of an old saying. "If you want to see how a man's true character, bestow him with power"

  2. This is so right.

    French philosopher Maurice Blondel said, "If you really want to understand a man, don't just listen to what he says but watch what he does".

  3. Was just studying this the other day with some friends...came to the same conclusions! Great blog!

  4. Thanks for sharing, this is something we all need to be reminded of from time to time.

  5. Hello,

    The Bible has many great examples how we should live our life but too many people think nowadays "WHAT? This 2.000 year old book has something important to teach?"

    Yes, it has and you are one of them who can explain it very well in the actual terms!