Re:Verse reading–2 Samuel 9 (day three)
“I will surely show you kindness.” Some have said the Bible reveals to us a God who shows a preference for the disenfranchised. This is not to say that God deals in favoritism. The Bible itself dispels that notion. It is to say that God pays attention to those that the powerful have ignored. The paying of attention is a luxury among men, lavished only on those who promise a wealth of rewards in return. It takes a person of immense contentment and confidence to forego such pursuits and spend the precious commodity of attention on the least among us. When Jesus says that the greatest among you will be your servant, he says servanthood is greatness precisely because of the wealth of inner strength it requires. God can make us that wealthy. What kind of riches do you desire?