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1 Samuel 15:34 -16:13 June 12, 2015

Posted by Ventura Dreamer in Blogroll.
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Samuel was a prophet not afraid to do unpleasant things in those violent days.  He informed Saul that God no longer wanted him as king because he had turned away from the LORD. He had Agag, the Amalekite king, brought before him and “hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD.”

But he did what God told him and under pretense of making a heifer sacrifice, met Jesse and his sons. Samuel couldn’t recognize the man he should anoint as Saul’s replacement  but God recognized David’s qualities. We should take a lesson from God’s instructions to Samuel:

Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, . . . for the LORD does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.

God knew David’s potential and “filled him” with God’s spirit, leading David forward. We can support each other’s efforts in the same way. We can depend upon God to point out our strengths and weaknesses – and make each of us stronger supports for each other.

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