I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of I Samuel 16:13 “Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.”
From the above context we learn that our God, provides for the welfare of the people, just as God had previously provided His people, deliverance from Pharaoh; manna, heavenly food, water from the rock, and quails for meat, the law through Moses, in the wilderness; and a land flowing with milk and honey, God says to Samuel: “I have provided for myself a king among Jesse’s sons.” God’s guidance is usually not as discernable in the moment as it is in hindsight. We may not sense what God is doing in our midst or how God is leading us. Even the great prophet Samuel did not know what God was doing. Neither Saul nor David’s older brothers might have understood the way in which God was providing for Israel a good leadership.
Jesse brought each of his first seven sons before Samuel to see which son would be anointed as king. “But none of them were chosen either. There was one more son, but he was the youngest and of such little account that Jesse had left him out in the field tending the sheep. In the ancient times, the shepherd was a symbol of the king. When David was brought forth, the Lord said, to Samuel. “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one I have chosen to be the king of Israel.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil out of his pocket, which he brought along with him by the direction of God: and anointed him in the midst of his brethren; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward;
From this incident we realize that God is careful to honour, His people, whom others have humiliated, and put to shame. God honoured David, among his brothers. God made his name great. God exalted David, who was criticised and condemned by his own brothers, and raised him up as the king of Israel, in the midst of his brothers. David was insulted and considered very low because he tended his father’s sheep. His seven other brothers were all warriors in the battle field. Once his father asked him to take the food and grains and give them to his brothers in the battle field. Being very obedient he readily agreed to go and offer the food and grain to his brothers with goodwill. While his brothers were all eating David was standing there and watching at the people over there and observing what was going on there. But his brothers rebuked him saying, “What work have you here? Keep on going.”They didn’t like him standing in the battle field as he was only a shepherd boy and was fit to tend only sheep. They put him to shame before others. They disregarded him, so God wanted to honour David.
Just as God honoured David and made his name great before his brothers God wants to make your name great. Will you humble yourself, before God and your own family members? Will you be patient and endure troubles at your work spot? Are you willing to go an extra mile and humble yourself before your Boss or any people who may dislike you for the glory of God, and then God will grant you double honour. He will give you name and fame. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank You Lord for teaching us through the character of David to be humble and patient. Teach us to be long suffering and tolerant even during trying times and never to be rude or boastful of our high position in life. Never to disrespect or disregard anyone have we come in contact. Let others see Christ in Us.