The Key To Healthy Influence

Calvary Life Family Worship Center

2 Samuel 23:1-7 “The Key to Healthy Influence”
“Now these are the last words of David. David the son of Jesse declares, The man who was raised on high declares, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel, ‘The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.’” (1-2) As David neared the end of his earthly life, he desired to express and emphasize key elements from his life experiences. His desire was that others would see his exaltation and success emerged from his relationship with God. His anointing, his success, and even his words flowed from reliance on God for the benefit of Israel. He then moves on to speak of the greatness and righteousness of God providing the wisdom bringing light as of the sun on a clear day illuminates the earth. He speaks of his house, God’s covenant with him, and the benefits that flowed from this place of favor. Then he speaks of the worthless, who are discarded like annoying thorns out of control doing damage to all who encounter them. We need to remember reliance upon God and His Spirit is key to having a healthy influence on others whom God puts in our lives.