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  • Writer's pictureJan Weihl

Credit Where Due (2 Samuel 5)

When you see someone with extraordinary talent, high intelligence, or tremendous success, what’s your knee jerk reaction?

Is your first thought, "Look how talented, intelligent, or successful they are?" Or is your first thought, "Look how God has blessed them?"

Our faith determines whether we give credit where credit is due.

A lack of faith gives credit to those who receive the blessing rather than to God who bestows it.

David was a man of great faith and great humility.

He knew that everything he received or accomplished was by the hand of God, not by his own hand. David was quick to give credit where credit was due.

2 Samuel 5:20 So David went to Baal-perazim and defeated the Philistines there. “The Lord did it!” David exclaimed. “He burst through my enemies like a raging flood!”

Over and over we see David trusting in God and showing great humility, not pride in himself. Because David showed great humility, God gave him great success and called him “a man after My own heart.”

Dear Lord, Let me always remember that I am nothing without You and to give you all the praise and all the glory for the blessings You choose to bestow. Let me be humble not prideful, making sure I give credit where credit is due rather than to the one receiving the blessing. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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