1Samuel 2:29 Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?
This verse comes along in the story of Eli and his sons, Hophni and Phinehas. God says in 1Samuel 2:28 that He had been good to Eli and his family. He had chosen him from among the tribes. God made him a priest and gave him the offerings. God had been good to Eli and his family.
Eli and especially his sons were not satisfied with the offerings that God had given them. They took more without respect or permission. God will be so angry before this story is over that all three will be dead.
Eli wasnâ€™t as guilty as the sons. He just didn’t do much to stop them from what they were doing. That is a whole different lesson. Parents can be judged for not raising and training their children correctly.
Well the application today is this! Am I satisfied with what God has done for me? Do I see that He brought me from a place without blessings and has been very good to me. Do I kick or gripe and complain about what He has given me? Do I worry more about what my family thinks or what He thinks?
I know that I often complain. I want a bigger church. I want more salary. I want to be used more. I often appear very unsatisfied with what God is doing in my life and I am sure that I have been unsatisfied. Do you ever face this problem?
I do not want to kick at His blessings. I don’t want to have a bad attitude about His blessings. I do not deserve to live even one more day yet He is blessing me, giving me life, allowing me to serve Him.
God’s people have taken very good care of me over all these years. They have done far more for me than I deserve. I think the application is this. Do you kick against what God is doing in your life?
Do you have an attitude? Do you feel like He isn’t being fair with you? Do you feel like He is a hard taskmaster?
Let’s take a few minutes to thank God. I have a pastor friend that is possibly on his death bed right now. What is really important right now? God has blessed him and used him! God has saved us from deserved hell and destruction. God has given us so many blessings. We have lived the abundant life.
I refuse to kick against His working in my life today! I will be satisfied and say so. God bless you.