A Shift in God’s Plan

The aging Samuel has another vision in the night.  This one, however, does not have the joy and sweetness of the call from God he received when he was a little boy.  This time God visits Samuel with words of regret for having given God’s people a king.  

Samuel must have recalled what it was like to have been called as a boy when he recognizes the call of God upon the young shepherd boy, David.   Centuries later, the great apostle Paul would express God’s plan this way: “God chose what the world considers foolish to shame the wise. God chose what the world considers weak to shame the strong” (1 Cor. 1:27).  Jesus said: “I assure you that if you don’t turn your lives around and become like this little child, you will definitely not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 18:3).

Listen in on the words of Samuel to Saul in 15:22-23; they are addressed to you and to me.

  1 Samuel 15:10-11; 22-23; 16:1-12

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