A Heart for God

In 1 Samuel 17 we come to know David as a young shepherd caring for his father’s flock of sheep. When he slew the giant Goliath, we see him as a hero to his people, but he did so with his trust in God. In verses 46 and 47, David intended that his victory teach us that the Lord is the true God and that He delivers His people. God found David “a man after His own heart.”
 
Matthew 11:28-30 says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” This great invitation, extended to all, is threefold: 1) to come and receive salvation; 2) to learn in discipleship; and 3) to serve in yoke with the Lord. The yoke involves instruction under discipline; yet, in contrast to the teaching of the scribes, Jesus’ yoke is easy. Through the ages these verses have been among the most beloved in the New Testament.
 
Having a heart for God and following Christ should be top priority in our life!
 
Written by Kathleen (KP) Souder