God chooses His man

I Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

God chooses to use David as the next king over Israel.
David is the son of Jesse the Bethlehemite 1 Samuel 16:1

Samuel arrives at Jesse’s house preparing to anoint the next king of Israel. Samuel prepares to sanctify Jesse and his sons and offer a sacrifice but David is not even invited to the meeting. 1 Samuel 16:5

In 1 Samuel 16:6 Samuel sees Eliab and by all outward appearance he will surely be the Lord’s anointed but God rejects him as well as all the other brothers because God does not look on the outward appearance 1 Samuel 16:7 but on the heart.

All seven of David’s older brothers pass before Samuel and each is rejected. Amazingly no one has thought to invite David in from the sheep — no one thought that David apparently should even be considered. 1 Samuel 16:11

This could possibly cause a person to wonder if anyone wanted him for the ministry God had for him. However the key question is Does God want you for that ministry? If God wants you for that ministry then that is all that matters. He can and will prepare the hearts for you. He can and will open the right doors for you.

The biggest question we all need to ask is whether God wants us in the ministry or not! If He does then let’s go forth knowing that He chose us, He sent us, and He will work through and in us!

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