It’s Gonna Cost You Something

One of the Ten Commandments prohibits covetousness aka wanting what other people have.

We are visual people and we see what people have and what they are doing.

Because of the presentation, things look glamorous and we say we want what they have.

The thing is, we don’t know what it cost for them to have what they have.


Samuel anointed him to be king. Highest position in the land.

Surely people wanted the freedom, power, and liberty that came with the title and office of king.

But, what many didn’t know, he was sent off to the fields and pastures with the sheep.

He was overlooked and not hanging around the house.

He was off in the woods tending to obstinate animals.

When Samuel came to anoint one of Jesse’s sons, they didn’t even think enough of him to call him in to see if he was God’s choice.

David eventually had faith to believe he could slay the giant. He gave back the armor he was given and all he took was some leather and rocks.

The people thought he was crazy. What they didn’t know was that he had experience killing animals with that leather and rocks.

After being anointed and chosen, he had to run for his life. Saul and others were out to kill him. Though he was God’s choice.

But the anointing.

He was prepared for the palace in the pasture.

He learned everything that he needed to be king while being an overlooked afterthought.

He remained postured properly in persecution. Because he experienced God when he was just a shepherd boy, he had faith and conviction that remained when facing the giant and threats on his life.

We see the glory but don’t know the story. We don’t know what it cost a person to be where they are.

If we want nice, comfy, easy lives, we shouldn’t desire the anointing or what we see other people with. Cuz that ain’t the life of the anointed vessel of God.

Go be great. Someone’s counting on it.

Oh. This is in Kings and Psalms. Happy hunting.