Now the Lord said to Samuel,
“How long will you mourn for Saul,
seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel?
Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to
Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided
Myself a king among his sons.”
(1 Samuel 16:1)
Samuel and the Lord knew each other
They spoke to one another
The Lord gives a gentle rebuke to Samuel
I’ve got over Saul – when will you, Samuel?
Then the Lord gives Samuel specific instruction:
- Fill your horn with oil – for anointing a King
- Go to Jesse the Bethlehemite
- One of his sons will be King
Not the whole picture
But very clear
Where, who (one of his sons), why – to make a King
And Samuel said,
“How can I go?
If Saul hears it,
he will kill me.”
(1 Samuel 16:2)
Not that strange from us today
BUT what if…?
The “fear of man”
We have a better Covenant
We (as His sheep) hear His voice
We can trust Him
As He is for us and not against us
So FEAR NOT