Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 9 & 10 (day one)
“Samuel answered. . . ‘And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Is it not for you and for your father’s household?’ Saul replied, ‘Am I not. . .of the smallest of the tribes of Israel, and my family the least of all the families in the tribe? Why do you speak to me this way?’ “– 9:20-21
It sounded like nonsense! Samuel saw Saul as a leader for God’s people, a recipient of all resources and authority. Saul saw himself as a member of an insignificant family and tribe. Samuel saw big. Saul saw small.
When I surrender to Christ, I give up the “me” I have known and receive by faith a new (true) identity. Past sins no longer identify me. (Forgiven). Former weakness is not who I am anymore (Empowered) I was Cephas. Now I am Peter.
If I am a new person in Christ, I must see myself through God’s eyes.