September 4, 2015
1 Samuel 9-Part 2
Then Saul said to his servant, Well said; come, let us go. So they went into the city where the man of God was. 1 Samuel 9:10
LET IT GLOW
Let us go. Where are you going with God today? I am going to finish painting the new church office, then to the grocery store to get a cake mix and icing to bake for the youth after the football game tonight. Our youth gather in the cafeteria for fellowship and witness to their classmates. Our youth director will not be there since he is having kemo treatments today. Please remember him in prayer. This is his second time for the cancer to return. He has such a ministry with those young folks. They need him and so does our church.
God used three donkeys, straying away from Saul's father to get Saul to the place He wanted him to be. Saul and his servant went looking for the donkeys, without success.
What happened next?
- Saul wanted to go back home empty handed, without the donkeys, to his father, before his father came looking for them. (verse 5)
- His servant suggested they go see the Prophet Samuel. "All that he says comes to pass. Let us go thither; peradventure he can show us our way that we should go." suggested the servant. (verse 6)
- Saul asked, "If we go, what shall we bring the man?" (verse 7)
- The Seer, a Prophet of God, enquired of God. (verse 9)
- Saul agreed by saying, "Come, let us go." (verse 10)
Do we sometimes want to turn back when discouragement comes? Will we return to our old way of life or remain faithful and true to Jesus?
Do you suppose that God wants us to go, going where He leads us? Going so His purpose and will is accomplished through us?
The question is, Are we willing to go when and where He leads?
LET IT GROW
We have no gift to take to the man of God. What shall we take? They had eaten up the bread. The servant had a little bit of silver (3 grams worth) to give, which he offered.
When consulting a prophet, it was common to bring a gift (Amos 7:12), modest (1 Kings 14:3) and lavish (2 Kings 8:8-9). (Youngblood)
What did the shepherds bring to their King Jesus at his birth? They told the parents what they had heard and seen by the angels' visit in the fields. Nothing of material wealth was given by the shepherds in comparison to the wise men. However, they gave after seeing the baby Messiah-praise and glory to God, plus sharing the experience with others.
Beside, what do you give the King what made it all other than praise?
Do we ever praise Jesus too much? Today, let us praise Him for who He is and thank Him for all He has done.
LET IT GO...
Bless the Lord, oh my soul; worship His holy name; sing like ever before, oh my soul, I'll worship His holy name-King Jesus, Messiah, Savior, Redeemer, The Way, The Truth, The Life.