I Samuel 18:7-9
“And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom? And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.”

It was true that David could slay his ten thousands, when King Saul could only slay his thousands. It was true that David had a special blessing of God upon him, when Saul had lost favor with God. It was true that David was a better man than Saul, and this is exactly what plagued the mind of Saul. There was something on the inside of him, a root of bitterness that formed and ate at his mind and caused him to develop complexes that eventually led to his demise.

Saul had allowed this complex to not only ruin his relationship with David, but also caused him to ruin his kingdom. He had allowed something to come between himself and the Lord and it was a negativity toward the truth. Saul had an inflated opinion of himself and he was simply jealous. The Lord never wants us to become so caught up with ourselves that we allow complexes to develop. They can come from many different places and from different people, but they can form without us really even knowing it.

In the shed blood of Jesus Christ there is no room for complexes. Where the blood is, there is the love of God, and that makes us lay down our complexes toward one another and embrace as children of God. It may be the truth that someone is better than you or more popular than you, but the love of God raises us above all of it and brings us together in Christ.

If we could only examine ourselves, lay down our complexes and let the love of God exist among us.

60-0611B - “Fellowship”
I—I… Something happened to me a few weeks ago. And I'm determined, by the help of God, never to be negative on anything any more, to blast my heart out and remind me, or no matter what it costs (See?), be sincere and down to the bottom of it. And that's the truth. And men just educate themselves till they'll—they educate themselves away from one another. They get complexes. You don't get no complex by the Blood of Jesus Christ; you get love. That's where… that's… You get love, not a complex, that, "I'm a little bigger than somebody else, little better than somebody else, and know a little more than somebody else." You just got your arms around everybody, and it's a basis of love through the Blood. The Blood cleanses.

Read the Bible in one year:
Genesis 27-29