Sunday, March 30, 2014
1 Samuel 16:1â€“13
Can someone be called and not know it, at least until God does something to reveal Godâ€™s intentions? Apparently David is an example of thisâ€”and yes, one can lose connection with Godâ€™s call and not know it. When Godâ€™s intentions were revealed to Saul, for example, he was in total shock. As Samuel knew, itâ€™s a very difficult challenge to help someone recognize a call thatâ€™s been lost or to grow into a call thatâ€™s been issued. But having received his own call, Samuel understood how God works. He surprised Saul by revealing that God intended Saul to be king (1 Sam. 9â€“10); later he was sent to rescind the kingship that had been given to Saul and deliver it to David. Samuelâ€™s work was difficult, demanding, sometimes heart-wrenching, and necessary.
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