1 Samuel 25:36a NKJV

Now Abigail went to Nabal, and there he was, holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king.

This passage describes the feast a man was enjoying as being “like the feast of a king.” What did that mean? When a king holds a feast there is plenty of food to go around. A king always has more than enough and is able to share with others. God took the Israelites to the Promised Land where there was no scarcity of food (Deuteronomy 8:9). That’s the life God intended for us as kings under His authority. Jesus said He came that we might have and abundant life (John 10:10).  I recall a time when my husband and I were struggling financially and I fixed a meal of rice and eggs because that was all that was left to eat. I was satisfied that we had something to eat but he did not see it that way. Although he accepted the fact that we were on our way to a better life and needed to be patient, he thought rice and eggs for dinner was not acceptable even at our current financial state. He told me that if things ever got that bad again, instead of cooking rice and eggs for dinner we would set the table and begin to praise and worship God. Things never got that bad again. Someone might think he was ungrateful but he obviously got a revelation that it was not God’s will for us to accept that kind of lack. I wonder how many kings are living below their heavenly standards because they have no revelation of who they are. We should exercise restraint and not try to bless ourselves so we can look prosperous. However, at the same time we need to reach for more – not out of greed but out of a desire to please God who takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servants (Psalm 35:27). He wants us to have more than enough so we can help those in need and bless those He would have us to bless out of our abundance. Regardless of where we are now, let us reach for more of what God desires to give us for His glory.

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