Tuesday, 14th January, 2014
And the LORD said unto Samuel, How
long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing
I have rejected him from reigning
over Israel?
1 Samuel 16:1a
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Galatians 1-3;
Psalm 17
Read: 1 Samuel 16:13
13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil,
and anointed him in the midst of his
brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD
came upon David from that day
forward. So Samuel rose up, and
went to Ramah.
God is the supreme Sovereign. His
dictates are unquestionable. In
Genesis 1:1-4, with the whole earth
full of darkness and everything being
empty, He said: “Let there be light”,
and there was light and not darkness.
He did not say He wanted a vote on
whether to have darkness or light. He
merely dictated it. I pray that He
would dictate light into your life in
the Name of Jesus Christ. Our God
just decides what He wants to do and
He does it, according to Psalm 33:11:
“The counsel of the LORD standeth
for ever, the thoughts of his heart to
all generations.”
Once He has decided on something,
it is a settled matter. Each time I
think of the sovereignty of God, and
His prerogative to decide what to do,
it frightens me. When you read
Romans 9:17 and you are told that
God created Pharaoh for destruction;
you are bound to be frightened. He
was made to become a great king so
as to be drowned in the Red Sea for
people to acknowledge the greatness
of God. I thank God that He did not
make me like Pharaoh. When you
read Job 21:29-30, you will always
thank God for the salvation of your
God told Samuel to stop mourning
over King Saul because He had
already rejected him (1 Samuel 16:1).
He told Samuel to fill his horn with
oil and anoint one of the sons of
Jesse as king. When Samuel got to
Bethlehem, he called Jesse and his
sons to the sacrifice. When Jesse
started bringing out his sons, it was
Eliab that came out first. He was
such a tall and big man that when
Samuel saw him, he thought he was
the chosen one. God told him that he
had already rejected Eliab. He said
man looks on the surface while God
looks at the heart. God’s judgment
before Samuel got to Jesse’s house
was that David must be king to
replace King Saul; hence, He said He
had rejected Eliab. I pray that God
will never reject you. Another person
rejected of God is Ephraim. God gave
him the blessing that would have
gone to his brother Manasseh. But
after he prospered, he forgot God.
He joined himself with idols.
God said in Hosea 4:17:
“Ephraim is joined to idols: let him
Later in Hosea 5:9, God said:
“Ephraim shall be desolate in the day
of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel
have I made known that which shall
surely be.”
It was a final judgment. I pray once
again, you will not be rejected by
God in Jesus’ Name.
Prayer Point:
Gracious Father, help me to abstain
from doing what will make you reject
me in Jesus’ Name.

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