The Crown Week 6: Day 3
Read: 1 Samuel 16:8-13
It was standard practice for the firstborn son in a family to receive the best inheritance, and be prioritized above other sons. Here we see God do the unexpected in choosing the youngest son David over Eliab the stronger and taller of the brothers. The Lord chooses David, symbolized by God pouring his Spirit upon him.
Look back to verse 7 – has David been chosen by God because of his good looks in verse 12? What is God really looking for in a king?
How does Gods’ decision to choose David discourage pride?
Read: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Why does God choose to work through unimpressive people? Is that reflected in Gods’ choice of David as king?
What should Christians value the most in their leaders? What kind of leader should we want to follow?
That God would transform our hearts to see people as he sees them.
For Christian leaders to make decisions based on what matters to God, and not what looks impressive to those around them.
For Gods’ Spirit to do the powerful work of making our hearts pleasing to God.