David would not have been the first choice among humans, but God did not see only physical appearance. God looked in David’s heart and saw qualities that would make David a great king. Remember God sees beyond the judgements of the world and calls us to be God’s people.
Worship this week:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Modified traditional worship in the chapel
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School and fellowship
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
God Calls David, 1 Samuel 16:1-13 October 22, 2017
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 51:10-14, God Calls David
Monday, 1 Samuel 17:1-11, Goliath
Tuesday, 1 Samuel 17:12-23, David Visits His Brothers
Wednesday, 1 Samuel 17:31-40, David Prepares for Battle
Thursday, 1 Samuel 17:41-54, David Slays Goliath
Friday, 1 Kings 1:28-31, Solomon Becomes King
Saturday, 1 Kings 3:3-15, Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” (1 Samuel 16:12)
Samuel has the weighty task of choosing Israel’s next king from among Jesse’s many impressive sons. But God—as usual—has a surprise at hand.
- What leadership qualities do you possess? (Everyone has some.)
- What other gifts has God given you? How can you use your gifts to do God’s work in the world?
- Wonder: What did God see in David? How did David’s brothers feel about being passed up for the kingship?
PRAY: Accepting God, you have chosen the least likely for your special purposes. Show us how you work in unexpected ways to carry out your will for the world which you have made. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
BLESS: May God choose you just for who you are. Amen.