Saturday, September 27, 2008

Where to go for help

1 Chronicles 10 v 14 "Because he didn’t go to God for help, God took his life and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse. King David"

Saul was chosen as king by the nation partly because of how he looked. They looked at this guy and thought he was the best man for the job. Here we read that Saul's reign as king comes to a tragic end. He and his possible heir died all in one day.

A frustrating end for the peoples champion. He had the look, the ability, the heart of his followers but it ended in disaster. Why?

Because he chose to ignore the most important help that was on offer. Help from God.

It doesn't matter how talented we are, how hard we work, whatever we are trying to build in life, a church, a marriage, a family, a career, the most important thing we can do is to tap into the Divine help that is on offer.

God chose to give the kingdom to a guy who was the opposite to Saul. David was the youngest in his family, overlooked by his dad, nothing from the outside suggested that he was the man. But the Bible records one other are where he was different to Saul - he was a man after God's heart.


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