God's heart gives respect graciously

As we continue looking at the David-story in Scripture, tonight we looked at 1 Samuel 24 and 26, David's relationship with Saul. Through these passages, we saw that God's heart gives respect graciously. God shows respect and extends honor even (especially) to those who don't deserve it, to us. Here's the audio:

Respect

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  1. Perhaps this is germane, given that David recognized the authority of God in Saul's anointment:

    Jesus made authority in the fellowship dependent upon brotherly service (Mark 10:43). Genuine spiritual authority is to be found only where the ministry of hearing, helping, bearing, and proclaiming is carried out. Every cult of personality that emphasizes the distinguished qualities, virtues, and talents of another person, even though these be of an altogether spiritual nature, is worldly and has no place in the Christian community; indeed, it poisons the Christian community... Genuine authority realizes that it can exist only in the service of Him who alone has authority... The Church does not need brilliant personalities but faithful servants of Jesus and the brethren... Pastoral authority can be attained only by the servant of Jesus who seeks no power of his own, who himself is a brother among brothers to the authority of the Word.
    ... Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together

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