“When David came to Saul, he began to serve him. Saul liked David and made him the officer who carried his armor.” – 1 Samuel 16:21
“The women’s song upset Saul, and he became very angry. He thought, “The women say David has killed tens of thousands, but they say I have killed only thousands. The only thing left for him to have is the kingdom!” So Saul watched David closely from then on, because he was jealous.” – vs. 18:8-9
“I tell you the truth, whoever believes in me will do the same things that I do. Those who believe will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” – John 14:10
In whatever role we play, there will be those following us. In my experience, those knowing they are ‘going to the Father’ want others to do ‘even greater things.’
Others, trapped in their insecurities, not sure of their own direction at the time, become jealous, watching another’s progress like Saul did, instead of going to the Father themselves, like Jesus.
“The master answered, ‘You did well. You are a good and loyal servant. Because you were loyal with small things, I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my joy with me.'” – Matthew 25:23
The ‘master’ who is secure in his pursuit of God, who knows he is ‘going to the Father,’ can’t wait to share his joy with those who are good and loyal.
“The second command is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.'” – Mark 12:31
You can only love, and lead, to the extent that you love, and lead, yourself.