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Posted: October 29, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Saul Disobeys the Lord

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart

“5Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6

(Open the bible and read to your child 1 Samuel 16:1-13) King Saul didn’t follow God which caused God to reject him as king. It wasn’t until then that Saul felt remorse for his actions. So God told Samuel that he will anoint a new king. He is instructed to go to the house of Jesse, and it is there that Samuel will find the one that God wanted to appoint as king. Samuel looks at Jesse’s sons one by one, looking for the one that is to be anointed. At first Samuel looks at the outward appearance, much like the Israelite’s did when choosing Saul. However, God tells Samuel that he looks at the heart, not the outward appearance. Eventually Samuel looks at the youngest son David, who was out tending the sheep. He was short, and he was young, but he was the one God had chosen to be king.

The Jesus Connection:
Read Isaiah 53:2b.
God did not choose David because of his outward appearance, but because he had a heart for God. David was a handsome young boy but not tall in stature. Isaiah tells us of another king who “had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him” (Isaiah 53:2). God’s choice of David to replace Saul as king over Israel should make us think of another king, King Jesus. Jesus would have a perfect heart for God and die on the cross so that he could extend to us his righteousness. Through Christ, God takes our heart of stone and gives us a heart of flesh. Then God does something truly remarkable, he moves us to obey him by his Spirit (Ezekiel 36:27).


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