Friday, 14 August 2015

When God Chooses

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16 v 1

"And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill thine horn with oil. And go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided Me a king from among his sons."

- Because King Saul disobeyed God and the prophet Samuel's Godly words to him, Saul was rejected as king of Israel. We must expect the same result if we neglect God's commands - We will lose the most cherished part of our lives.

- The Lord had already found a replacement for Saul; a young shepherd boy named David. He found favour because of how he gently tended his sheep. Samuel anointed David king while Saul was still alive.

- The long battle David had with Saul was designed by the Lord to shape David into a mature man with skills in ruling an army; being a poet; showing loyalty to a king who wanted to kill him; taking every problem to the Lord in prayer.

- David was able to hear from God through the golden Ark of the Covenant. It was like a telephone to the Throne of God for David. Only when he had sinned was a prophet needed to give him the bad consequences of his deeds; because sin blocks our ears to His voice. 

- God has chosen prophets, kings, judges and finally His Son Jesus to bring us the knowledge of the Kingdom we belong to. You are chosen to bring Jesus' love and truth to the whole world. Find out from God how He wants to use you and keep on doing it to plunder hell and populate Heaven.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, chosen and anointed by God the Father to bring us back into fellowship with Him. Thank You for loving us while we were still sinners. We are surrounded by sinners. Somebody told us about You and now we must do likewise. Help us to reach out and touch someone today. Amen.