Scripture Lesson: 1 Samuel 16:6-13
On this date in 1997, Edgar Renteria ended on of the most thrilling game sevens ever, singling with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Florida Marlins their first World Series Championship with a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The 5 year old Marlins become the youngest expansion team to win a championship.
In our Scripture lesson today, Samuel is instructed by God to go to Bethlehem to the family of Jesse. There he was to be led to the new King of Israel to soon replace King Saul. When Samuel saw Jesse’s oldest son, Eliab, he thought surely this was God’s choice. He was not the one, as God reminded Samuel that He looked at the heart not the outward appearance. Jesse had seven of his sons come before Samuel and none of them were the one to be chosen king. Samuel asked, “Are these all the sons you have?” Jesse told him about the youngest son named David who was out tending the sheep. When Samuel saw David the Lord told him, this is the one!
1. What did God see in the youngest son David?
2. Why was the youngest son chosen?
3. What does that say to you today about God using even the youngest member of a family?
God will use whomever He chooses to use regardless of one’s age, when one’s heart is right!!
Posted on Sun, October 25, 2015
by David Daly