Read: I Samuel 18:1-15; II Samuel 5:1-3
A messenger you can trust is just as refreshing as cool water in summer. Proverbs 25:13 (CEV)
Hank Aaron has hit more home-runs in his career, 755, than any other player in the history of Major League Baseball. However, one of the amazing things about this record is that Aaron never hit over 50 home-runs in a single season. He just consistently hit 20 or more home-runs for twenty consecutive seasons. What a picture of consistency and dependability. The managers that Aaron worked under could depend on him to produce year after year. Of course people can also be consistent in negative ways, such as consistently late or dishonest. David modeled positive consistency in his leadership of the Israelite people, even when he did not have the title. When Saul was the oﬃcial king, David was the one that truly led the people. During the years that he was a fugitive from Saul, he faithfully led the men, who looked to him for leadership. So, after Saul’s death, the people looked to David to be their new king. A large part of success is consistently fulﬁlling God-given responsibilities over time. Perhaps the most diﬃcult issue related to consistency is that the rewards may not be seen right away. Do not down play the value of your own consistency in areas of personal discipline, faithfulness on your job or in the ministry that God has led you into. Remember that God sees and rewards, in His way and time!