Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 17:1-11, 26-32, 38-51 (day one)
Notice the contrast? David’s older brother says of him, “I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is”–v 28. The Lord says of David, “He is man after my own heart.”–Acts 13:22. Which opinion is true?
Same thing happened with Jesus. The Father saw a “beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”–Matthew 3:17. The leaders of the Jewish nation thought He was dangerous and demon-possessed.
“To me it is very small thing that I should be examined by you. . .but the one who examines me is the Lord. Therefore. . . wait until the Lord comes who will bring to light what is hidden and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.”–1 Corinthians 4:3-5.
To follow Christ I must be prepared to face the negative judgements of the world. I must be satisfied with the Lord’s opinion of me, and it only.