“I Have Selected Myself…”

February 12, 2018

“I Have Selected Myself…”

Blessings folk!

The Lord regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.
Regret without sin.
Regret without mistake.
Regret knowing the perfect, bigger picture of all.
Yes, beyond our understanding.

Saul grieved over Saul.

Now, watch…

1Sa 16:1

Now the LORD said to Samuel,
“How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel?
Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite,
for I have selected a king for Myself among his sons.”

The Lord challenged Samuel.
“How long” would Samuel grieve over Saul?

Was it wrong for him to grieve?

Not initially.
But, once he knew that is was the will of the Lord for Saul to be deposed, then Samuel should have “moved on”.

We are not to grieve over that which has been rejected by the Lord.

The Lord tells Samuel what to do, why and where to go?
Fill your horn with oil.
Go to Jesse the Bethlehemite.

God had chosen for Himself a king from among Jesse’s sons.
A king for Himself.

Remember what the Lord had said to Saul?

1Sa 15:28
So Samuel said to him,
“The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor, who is better than you.

This king would be better.

Saul pleased the people - “tall, dark, handsome” thing.
This king would please the Lord (as we will see, a king after His heart).

Which do you please?
The people?
The Lord?

Are you grieving over something?
Is it time to move on in the Lord?