Scripture to reflect upon for Manic Monday: Psalm 78:70
David his servant and took him from the sheep pens.
From the tribe of
, Judah David was chosen. Plucked out of the fields and called to do God’s work. King David. But it wasn't that simple.
On the spot, upon seeing
David, God told Samuel, “Anoint him. He’s the one!” Let’s keep in mind that although David was chosen, it wasn’t as if right then and there he was placed upon the throne. King Saul was already seated there. David had to find favor in the kingdom. Just like Joseph, who was sold for slavery in , God bestowed favor upon him. Imprisoned for two years for something he was innocent of, God used him there and in return honored Joseph with immense favor. Egypt
It was not an easy task for either one of these two bible heroes.
David had to slay Goliath, and he did it by faith and a slingshot. David also found himself running from Saul because Saul wanted to kill him. Joseph had to endure prison life due to lies that were implied against him. Neither of them faltered. Their faith in God alone allowed them to receive honor and blessings. They both knew God’s plan for them. They had no doubt even in times of trouble. In prison, on the run…it looked bad, it looked hopeless, their lives seemed doomed. But God was with them, and God used those bad times for His glory and their salvation.
NOTE TO SELF: God chose you. Right now, God is setting the course and preparing the way for you. He handpicked you and plucked you out of the fields to do great things! If you are in times of trouble and feeling imprisoned or run down, remember that God will use this time in the future to lift you up to great places.
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Title: David, the shepherd, is chosen