Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul’s father, were lost. Kish said to Saul, Take a servant with you and go, look for the donkeys.
And they passed through the hill country of Ephraim and the land of Shalishah, but did not find them. Then they went through the land of Shaalim and the land of Benjamin, but did not find them. And when they came to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant, Come, let us return, lest my father stop worrying about the donkeys and become concerned about us.
The servant said to him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, a man held in honor; all that he says surely comes true. Now let us go there. Perhaps he can show us where we should go.
Then Saul said to his servant, But if we go, what shall we bring the man? The bread in our sacks is gone, and there is no gift for the man of God. What have we?
The servant replied, I have here a quarter of a shekel of silver. I will give that to the man of God to tell us our way — 1 Samuel 9:3-8 AMPC
Ever think about the servant? The guy who Saul picked because his Dad told him to take a servant with him to go and find the lost donkeys.
When Saul was ready to throw in the towel, and go back home without completing the mission, the servant was not. The servant thought about who he might have known, or knew of, that could help Saul, and ultimately Saul’s Dad (his boss) get back what they lost.
Think on this. This guy was a servant. He could have kept quiet and went back home with Saul but he didn’t. Honestly, he didn’t have any skin in the game, but he was willing to share what he knew with someone in authority to help them achieve their mission. The ‘donkey finding mission’.
And what about this. The servant came prepared for the unexpected. Not finding the donkeys. The servant came prepared to seek help to fulfill the mission. Prepared to do whatever it takes to fulfill the mission.
Help me to be like the Benjamite servant. A friend indeed. Determined. Prepared. Focused. Selfless. Ready to use what I have to help others. No matter their rank or file. Oh, and ready to seek You for help in time of need. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Be Strengthened and Encouraged in HIM,
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