God Uses the Unlikely
True worship is following God’s rules about approaching Him and pleasing Him in worship. Any worship, other than that from a “washed” heart, is vain. (2 Timothy 2:26; 1 John 2:15)
Someone has defined “tact” as “the knack of making a point without making an enemy,” and the Cushite had tact. AKA wisdom.
Success does NOT ruin the character of a person, it simply exposes the character he or she already had.
“Since God graciously honors even the weakest faith, how much more would He do if we totally trusted Him.” Mark 9:24 “….I believe; help my unbelief!”
David was a godly man and a gifted leader, but the best of men are but men at their best. God’s servants need to be on guard at all times lest the enemy suddenly attack and conquer them. “Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” 1 Peter 5:8
Men see what is given, but God sees what is left, and by that He measures the gift and the condition of our hearts. (Luke 6:38)
"And all the king's servants who were within the king's gate bowed and paid homage to Haman, for so the king had commanded concerning him. But Mordecai would not bow or pay homage." (Esther 3:2-3)
“God knows us and God builds us!” Psalm 139:2 (NLT) 2 You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled. Romans 15:4
True worship must be about the Giver and not the gifts. (see Romans 1:25)
Sometimes bad things happen for good reasons. Gen. 50:20; Rom. 8:28.