Monday, June 20, 2016

Heart for God

So what do we know about King David. His story is spread between 1&2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles not to mention we see much of his life and worship to God laid out in the Psalms. So were do we start. I guess it's always best to begin at the in the beginning. The first time David is mentioned in Scripture is 1 Samuel 16 and God has removed His Spirit from Saul and has sent Samuel to anoint a new King from the house of Jesse. I love one verse in this passage and it always reminds me to be humble. One of David's brothers Eliab stood before Samuel vs. 6 and Samuel got excited and was ready to anoint him when God speaks to him vs.7 and says, "do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the Heart." Now that there my brothers is a bit of truth we can hold onto. While the world is watching you let them see your heart. That's what God saw in David. He was only 14 or so years old when he was anointed to be King. Small of stature not impressive by world standards but had the heart that loved his God, family and his country. He wanted what God wanted and this set him apart from what the world believed they needed. Today do you want what God wants? When people see you do they see below the outward rough and tumble man you are to the heart that loves God and is willing to serve Him where ever that may lead. I would guess David had no clue what was ahead of him at this point. However, he did not shrink away from it. Be Blessed