Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 16 (day four)
“For I have selected a king for Myself among his sons.” (16:1) Israel thought it was their idea to have a king. There was surely a plan for succession to the throne. Where Israel thought they were in charge, we discover God’s fingerprints are already there. Where was Jesse from? Verse 1 tells us he was from Bethlehem. Coincidence? Fast forward over 1000 years…Joseph and Mary are going to Bethlehem to register for taxes. This long, treacherous trip was because Joseph was of the house and linage of David. God has had a plan for all of time! He is sovereign…He is unchanging…He is omnipotent…He is all-knowing. What an amazing, loving God we serve!
Why is it that we try to take control of the events of our lives? Do we honestly believe that our plan is better? If we look closely, we will discover God’s fingerprints are already there. If we listen carefully, we will hear His Spirit guiding our steps.