June 6, 2024 – 1 Samuel 16:6-13

June 6, 2024 – 1 Samuel 16:6-13


What a beautiful passage of God choosing the most unlikely for great things. 


The scripture clearly says that God does not look at the outward appearance, but the heart.  Praise God that we do not have to be perfect to be seen and used by God.  Do you find yourself feeling unfit, unworthy, unprepared, un-everything to be used by God?  Remember, it’s a matter of the heart.  Think of how Mary must have felt when she learned she’d be the mother of Jesus.  Who could ever prepare themselves to be the mother of the Son of God?  Yet God saw a willing, teachable, and pure heart in Mary.  What is God calling you to do for his kingdom? 


Are you trusting God to equip you to serve as he has called you?


Will you surrender and trust him today to use you as his instrument?


6  When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD's anointed is before him.”  7  But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”  8  Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, “Neither has the LORD chosen this one.”  9  Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the LORD chosen this one.”  10  And Jesse

made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The LORD has not chosen these.”  11  Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but behold, he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and get him, for we will not sit down till he comes here.”  12  And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And

the LORD said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.”  13  Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.





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