Theme of the Week: God’s Plan in Four Verbs
Bible Verse: He chose his servant David, calling him from the sheep pens. He took David from tending the ewes and lambs and made him the shepherd of Jacob’s descendants – God’s own people, Israel. He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands. Psalm 78:70-72 NLT (emphasis added)
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 2:9, Ephesians 1:4-5
The thought that God chooses us probably also confuses us. I have asked myself so many times: Why would He do that? Doesn’t He know everything about me? Isn’t there someone else better than me? Maybe you have asked those same questions. Regardless of what I think, God still chooses me.
I wonder what David must have been thinking while walking up to his house, with Samuel the prophet standing alongside his dad and brothers. As we follow the story, we read how Samuel quickly came to David to anoint him because God had chosen him as the next King of Israel.
Now, remember, David was just a teenager, and it would still be many years before he would be King over all of Israel. He would have had so much time to consider what Samuel’s visit meant for his future. I can’t help but wonder if he would have asked the same questions we may have asked?
Eventually, David would finally be King and serve as King for many decades with many successes and failures on his resume. I wonder if these same questions would have resurfaced for King David in his later years. “Why did God choose me to be King knowing all the mistakes and failures that would come?”.
It gives us great insight and encouragement to know the beginning and end of David’s story. If God chose an imperfect David – whose mistakes are well documented – God can do the same for us. This is such great news and reminds us that God’s unique plan for our lives starts with us the understanding we were chosen by Him.
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