6/6 1 Chronicles 12:18

18 Then the Spirit clothed Amasai, chief of the thirty, and he said, "We are yours, O David, and with you, O son of Jesse! Peace, peace to you, and peace to your helpers! For your God helps you." Then David received them and made them officers of his troops.

During the time in which David was hiding in the wilderness from Saul, men from Saul's own tribe defected to David. One of them, Amasai, became a leader among David's mighty men. When they found David and asked to join his ranks, David told them that if they had come in friendship, his soul would be bound to theirs. Then he warned them that if they had come in treachery, God would deal with them.

Our passage today is Amasai's response. The Spirit came upon Amasai to help him answer. Before Pentecost the Spirit did not continually indwell man but came upon them for a time. He declared his allegiance to David and pronounced peace upon him and his helpers. Why? "For your God helps you." Amasai recognized the hand of God upon David. He had heard of David's defeat of Goliath, his exploits in battle, and his escape from and evasion of the king. He wanted to be where God was blessing. He knew God's side is the winning side.

Do you know someone that God helps? Perhaps you see an anointing to sing the right song at the right time, or to share a verse that perfectly fits the situation, or give godly advice in a timely way. It may be an anointed sermon week after week, or the wisdom that knows what action to take in every situation. Whatever it is, you see that God is helping him or her. The person God helps makes a great ally.

You can be that person if you will continually look to God and follow His leading. If you will receive His help, and do so consistently, not looking to your own wisdom or strength, but God's, then it will be true of you. You'll find other's follow you for the same reason Amasai followed David.

Prayer: LORD, help me to recognize the godly people around me, those that receive Your help. Help me to always look to You and not trust in my own strength or natural insight. Give me ears to hear Your heart.