5/7 1 Samuel 22:2

2 And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered to him. And he became captain over them. And there were with him about four hundred men.

When David learned that King Saul was intent on killing him, he fled to a cave in the wilderness. His family came to join him, and the outcasts of society also came. It reminds us of Jesus, the friend of sinners. God's heart is for the lowly. They know they need God. They seek God's help and know they are dependent on Him. That is the attitude that pleases the heart of God.

The successful in this world are rarely seeking after God. They think they have it all together until some tragedy strikes. Then they realize they really don't control anything. We are helpless without God. The sooner we come to grips with our great need for God the better.

We see this illustrated in churches as well. The wealthy ones that are filled with the most educated tend to drift toward formality and liberalism. The third world churches that are filled with people that seek God each day for enough food to survive don't want to stop praising God and can't get enough of time together worshiping Him. Those churches are vibrant with life. They also tend to be more generous with the little they have.

Consider: It doesn't matter which situation you find yourself in. What matters is your heart. Is it to follow God wherever He leads, totally dependent on Him? Remember God's heart for the least in society. If you share God's heart, you will find they gather to you too, as they are encouraged by your trust and dependency upon God.