Samuel doesn’t expect God to guide him to choose David to be the next king. David is the youngest, the weakest, and the least likely candidate in the family of Jesse. But God looks deeper than outward appearances. As God guides Samuel to anoint David, Samuel and David rely on God’s wisdom and intimate knowledge about each of their identities.
We are all clay jars, cracked and imperfect, but God has a plan for every one of us. His plan is sometimes slower than we want, and it may not make sense to us. Like David, you can have confidence that God knows where you are. Know that God is working in your life, using you to fulfill His good and perfect plan.
Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 16