After studying the life of King David recently, one thing that continues to rattle around in my brain, is the fact when the prophet Samuel went to Jesse, David’s father, and asked to see all of Jesse’s sons, Jesse did not send for his youngest. David. He left him out in the field tending sheep.
Did Jesse forget about David? Did he think whatever Samuel wanted with the sons of Jesse, David surely could not be a part of? Did Jesse feel David was insignificant? Not worthy? An afterthought?
It really does not matter what Jesse may have thought. What does matter is what God thought. And God knew David was to be God’s anointed King of Israel. God’s own chosen one. From David’s line would come the true King of kings and LORD of lords. Jesus.
Maybe, like David, people have left us in the desert. We weren’t chosen for that desired position. We weren’t asked out by that special someone. We didn’t make the team, didn’t score an invite to the event, didn’t feel wanted or loved.
We tried. Hard. But we never seemed to measure up to others’ expectations. We never seemed to make the grade. We were considered insignificant.
It hurts. I know.
Just as God choose David, even when it seemed Jesse had forgotten his youngest child, God chooses us. God loves us. He has good things planned for us. He doesn’t leave us out in the field, or treat us as our sins deserve.
God’s love is not conditional. It is not a what’s in it for me kind of love. God’s love is not works-based. Thank, you.
When we feel as if everyone is against us, and feel insignificant, we need to remember the opinion which really matters. God’s.
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But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. I Peter 2:9-10
I wish you well.
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