“Donkey Search”

January 9, 2018

“Donkey Search”

Blessings folk!

Now, let us look at the narrative of Samuel and Saul…

1Sa 9:3-14

Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul’s father, were lost. So Kish said to his son Saul, “Take now with you one of the servants, and arise, go search for the donkeys.”

He passed through the hill country of Ephraim and passed through the land of Shalishah, but they did not find them. Then they passed through the land of Shaalim, but they were not there. Then he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they did not find them.

When they came to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant who was with him, “Come, and let us return, or else my father will cease to be concerned about the donkeys and will become anxious for us.”

He said to him, “Behold now, there is a man of God in this city, and the man is held in honor; all that he says surely comes true. Now let us go there, perhaps he can tell us about our journey on which we have set out.”

Then Saul said to his servant, “But behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man?
For the bread is gone from our sack and there is no present to bring to the man of God.
What do we have?”

The servant answered Saul again and said, “Behold, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel of silver; I will give it to the man of God and he will tell us our way.”

(Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he used to say, “Come, and let us go to the seer”; for he who is called a prophet now was formerly called a seer.)

Then Saul said to his servant, “Well said; come, let us go.”
So they went to the city where the man of God was.

As they went up the slope to the city,
they found young women going out to draw water and said to them, “Is the seer here?”

They answered them and said, “He is; see, he is ahead of you. Hurry now, for he has come into the city today, for the people have a sacrifice on the high place today.

“As soon as you enter the city you will find him before he goes up to the high place to eat, for the people will not eat until he comes, because he must bless the sacrifice; afterward those who are invited will eat. Now therefore, go up for you will find him at once.”

So they went up to the city. As they came into the city, behold, Samuel was coming out toward them to go up to the high place.

Saul was sent to find some lost donkeys.
Hummm…sound like a task for servants?

They went on a “wild-goose-chase”.

Finally, one of the servants said “let’s check with the man of God”.


Sounds like us, no?

Why do we not “check with God” at the beginning?”

The servant offered his money as an offering.

So they went.

Little did Saul know…
He was looking for lost donkeys.
He was about to find his destiny.

The same occurs with us.
Do not fear the bland and mundane.
Press on in the day-to-day.
We never know what is to occur next…