God’s Choice

August 31, 2014

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“Man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

Like Samuel who thought Eliab was the obvious choice as the future king of Israel, it is easy for us to look at the outward characteristics of a person in choosing who should serve as our leaders. God however looks past the outwardly attractive features and focuses his view upon the hearts of people. Just like Acts 13 we need the Holy Spirit to lead us in choosing leaders to do the work God has prepared them for;  “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

Bible References

  • 1 Samuel 16:1 - 13
  • Acts 13:1 - 4
  • Acts 13:14 - 23