The David Principle
“And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him?”
II Samuel 9:3
David was a man after God’s own heart. He wanted to have the heart God has, to see things as He sees them and treat others the way He treats them. As a result, God’s character of loyalty and kindness was demonstrated through David’s life.
Hebrews 6:10 states, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your works and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” This aspect of God’s character is summarized by the David principle: “It’s not, What have you done for me lately? But, What have you done for me ever?”. Every act of faith carried out in God’s name has never nor will ever be forgotten. He not only remembers the kindnesses we have shown unto Him, but will return them upon our own heads and those of our children.
Who has shown you some kindness that you need to acknowledge? Who does God want you to initiate kindness toward? We demonstrate the loyal character of God when we remember and return the kindnesses of others toward us and the ones we love.
“Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not.”