Subject: July 27th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

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And the women sang one to another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands. 1 Samuel 18.7

After David killed Goliath he was put into a peculiar situation by God—for the women of Israel subsequently sang: “Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” Concerning these two clauses, it will be seen that the one was to test David and the other was to test Saul. It is said in Proverbs 27 that “a man is tried by his praise” (v.21). When people overly-praise you, closely notice whether you become proud; or if people under-praise you, watch whether you become jealous. How did these two declarations of the Israelitish women affect the hearts of David and Saul? We learn that David was not at all swayed by the shout, “He hath slain his ten thousands”; Saul, however, was touched deeply by the words that he had only slain his thousands.

This daily devotional comes from the book 
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee.
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee