Old Testament 31

Posted: January 26, 2017 in Old Testament
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Last week we read that God stripped Saul from being Israel’s first King.  He had been king for forty-two years.

God sent Samuel to find another king.

1 Samuel 16:1  … “I am sending you to Jesse of Bethleham.  I have chosen one of his sons to be king.

In Bethleham, Samuel saw Eliab and though, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.”

1 Samuel 16:7  But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him.
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.  Man looks at the outward appearance, but the
Lord looks at the heart.

Jesse had seven of his sons pass by but not one of them was chosen by God.

1 Samuel 16:11 “There is still the youngest, “Jesse answered, “but he is tending the sheep.”

Jesse sent for David, the youngest son and still only a boy.  He was ruddy (reddish brown), with a fine
appearance and handsome features.

Then the Lord said,  “Rise and anoint him;  he is the one.”  From this day on the Spirit of the Lord came
upon David in power.

A short time later, David kills the nine foot Philistine (Goliath) with a sling and rock.  Even later, David leads his
army to many victories with Gods blessing.  After his many victories, the Lord said, “You will shepherd my
people Israel, and you will become their ruler.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

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