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Sue Wilson is our guest blogger today. She often contributes different blogs and topics on here that you have already read. I pray you will be blessed today by her message. 

I saw a little plastic highway cone at a truck stop that I just had to buy. Its printed message was “Darned right I have a Master’s Degree–you want fries with that?”

What hope is there for a fast food worker in today’s high-end job market? Well, King David began to demonstrate his abilities and his faith while doing menial chores for his father, and turned out to be far more than a food carrier.

Jesse (David’s father) sent his youngest son to the war front just to take his brothers some food and check on how they were doing, but more than that happened.

Israel was stuck in a stalemate with their enemy, the Philistines. It seems that the giant warrior, Goliath, would come to the “zone” separating the two armies every day and challenge at least one of Israel’s warriors to do battle with him. Now, this was an age in which the average man was about 5’6″ tall. It is estimated that Goliath probably pushed nine feet. The Israelites, not surprisingly, had a problem finding volunteers. This made not only the Israelite army look bad but also reflected on the opinion the Philistines had of Israel’s God.

Anyway, here comes David–the fast food guy–into the scene. After asking what all the trouble was about, David was roundly chastised by his older brother who accused him of neglecting the sheep, having a wicked heart, and wanting only to watch the battle. David replied as many of us have at times, “Now what have I done?! Can’t I even speak?”

David, the one thought to be the least, said something outstanding–“Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”  David then got Saul’s permission to fight the giant, rejected the armor that was too heavy for him to carry, and downed the evil giant with a slingshot. Not bad for a sheep watcher/lunch deliverer/message boy.

We too often assume that those we consider of a lower-income, or job, than our own are not worthy of our respect. David hit this problem even from his own family.

Using our fast food server as an example, how often have you seen people speak rudely to the server, toss money at them, or come screaming back to the counter if the order is incorrect? David was not respected either, but he became the most famous of Israel’s kings. God knew his capabilities whether anyone else did or not.

Next time you see someone who “appears” to be of less worth than yourself, remember that we cannot see the masters degrees standing before us, or the wisdom, or a great mom who handles work and home, or a grandmother raising her grandchildren as the children of God. Only God knows the heart and mind of any person. We are called to assume that God has great plans for all of His children, not just a chosen few.

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