Re:Verse passage – 1 Samuel 16:5-13 (day two)  

And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are these all the children?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep.” vs. 11a

We often talk about the sibling rivalry found among Joseph and his brothers. He was favored among the rest, and it cost him. David’s family dynamic was the opposite. He wasn’t included among the rest of his brothers as they were brought before Samuel to be consecrated. He didn’t even rate an introduction until the prophet asked if there were any other sons. Small, young, and insignificant is how he was portrayed. Hopefully, this isn’t a lesson in how to treat your children better, but there are likely some areas of our lives where we give little thought. Things, relationships, priorities that receive no attention when we consider Kingdom things. Perhaps we need to take some time to re-evaluate. Why has the Lord placed an insignificant matter in the corner of my life? Is this an opportunity to be led in a direction you have never considered before?

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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