So Achish called David and said to him, “As surely as the LORD lives, you have been reliable, and I would be pleased to have you serve with me in the army. From the day you came to me until today, I have found no fault in you, bu the rulers don’t approve of you.” 1 Samuel 29:6
In the process of fleeing King Saul, David had went to King Achish, a Philistine king, to seek refuge. While living there, he served Achish faithfully. When the Philistines were getting ready to directly fight the Israelites, the leaders did not trust David and wanted him to stay back from the battle. Achish told David that he could find nothing wrong with him and wanted him to go to battle with him, but the leaders did not want it. He asked David to stay back and not go to the battle.
In the workplace there are many different types of workers. Some will try to not to do any work if they can get by with it. Some will try to do as little as possible while getting the job done correctly. While others will go above and beyond the required work. They not only do the best job possible, they do extra work without being told to do it.
When a person is looking for another job, they usually need a reference from a previous job. The boss has to give a report on how they did as a worker.
In your life there will be times when another person must give a report on how you are doing. It will not only be in transferring of jobs, but in many other areas of life. What kind of report can be given about you?
Will those who work with you or are around you (such as friends) be able to give a good report of your faithfulness and loyalty?
Ultimately, God will be giving a report about you when you die and stand before Him. What kind of report can he give about you?
David had received a report of being faithful, reliable and with no faults. Would you receive the same report today?
I pray today that be faithful and reliable to everyone and God in your life; that God and others can speak only good about you; that God and others will be pleased to have you around; and that God will approve of you being called His child.