Naringal Baptist Church
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God Sees David's Heart
1 Samuel 16:1-13; Luke 16:10-14
1 Samuel 16:7(NIV): But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
David was the youngest of 8 brothers, the least likely to be chosen to be the next King of Israel. But God saw David’s heart. His heart was:
· Faithful in little things - 1 Samuel 16:11, Luke 16:10-12
· Devoted to God - Psalm 23:1, Luke 16:13
· Dependent on God - 1 Samuel 17:34-37, Luke 16:14-15
How is your heart today?
Is it faithful in little things?
Is it divided?
God was preparing David to rule Israel by testing him to shepherd sheep.
Don’t discount the little things.
1 Samuel 16:12-13(NIV): So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.” So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David. Samuel then went to Ramah.