God let Israel have the kind of King they wanted and as a result, he quickly became a king just like every other King in the world—Selfish, proud and independent of God. God knew his Children would not last under such a king. God told Samuel—it’s time to move on. God was about to enlist a King that would Love and follow Him. A king that was after his own heart. He wanted a leader that would draw the people to God not pull them away. That is the kind of leader we need to be.
In our lives, God simply wants us to follow him. If we choose not to, he will try to lead us back, but if our heart is not willing to submit, he then moves on. He will never force us into submission, That does not mean however, that he will encourage or condone our personal rebellion. No God will seek out those willing to trust and follow him and those people he will bless. The critical issue for us is one of following. If we are willing to come after him, he wants to provide for and protect us. If we choose to be independent of him, he will allow us that privilege and move on. Help me Lord to submit and follow you. Please never Move on from my life.
God Bless You
The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.” 2 But Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.”
The Lord said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ 3 Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do. You are to anoint for me the one I indicate.” 4 Samuel did what the Lord said. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town trembled when they met him. They asked, “Do you come in peace?”
5 Samuel replied, “Yes, in peace; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrate yourselves and come to the sacrifice with me.” Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.