The Source of Suspicion

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Then Saul became very angry, for this saying displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?” Saul looked at David with suspicion from that day on. 1 Samuel 18:8

Saul was insecure at the core. So, when David was praised for his victories in battle, it brought those deep insecurities to the surface. Forgetting that God gave him the throne, Saul now looks upon David with suspicion, thinking David is after what Saul has.

Am I able to celebrate the victories that others are having around me… or more importantly, in the areas I am responsible? Do I let the praise flow without comparisons or fears? For the most part, yes.

God, when it comes to the kingdom, You are the king. Help me remember its all done for you.

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