LOOKING FOR LEADERS

April 29

In chapters 1 Samuel chapters 9-10 we saw Saul looking for donkeys and Samuel the prophet had been sent by God to find the man selected by Him to be King.  Who should he find but Saul who was physically impressive, tall, and handsome. At this time, he would have been in his late 20s (cf. 13:1). Isn’t this what we always look for in a leader?  God gave the people just what they wanted. Unfortunately, we often look for the qualities we think are important in leaders, but God has different ideas on what they should be. We look at all the things people seem to be and God looks at the heart (1Samuel 16:7).  David was not the man they would have picked to be their leader, but God knew what was inside of him and picked David because of that. Are we guilty of doing this with people, especially those we look to inside the church to be the ones who lead us and guide us in the most important area of our life?  We need to make sure of what is on the inside before we pick leaders and make sure what is inside of us is right with God too. Are the qualities we have the ones God looks for or are they what makes us what the world wants to see?

1Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

HAVE YOU READ YOUR BIBLE TODAY? HERE IS TODAY’S DAILY BIBLE READING- WWW.HISLOVEMINISTRIES.NET    – 4/29   1 Samuel 16:1–17:30, Luke 19:1–27, Psalm 72:1–5

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