A Congregation of Conservative Evangelical Christians

SERMON: August 4th, 2019 “Do You See What I See?”

Pastor Dave Sarsons
August 4, 2019

SERMON: August 4th, 2019 “Do You See What I See?”

God does not always call the qualified, but He will always qualified the called.  God does not look at our physical appearance, but looks at our heart and we need to stop looking through our own eyes and look through the Lords and see what He is seeing.  Just like Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:11-17 – God showed him a pot that was boiling, but explained to Jeremiah what it actually meant.  If Jeremiah just relied upon his own perception – he would have only seen a boiling pot, but instead through the Lord’s perception “From the north disaster will be poured out on all who live in the land”.  Likewise in 1 Samuel 16:1-12 – the Lord told Samuel that He looks at the heart.

16 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”  2 But Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.” The Lord said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ 3 Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do. You are to anoint for me the one I indicate.”4 Samuel did what the Lord said. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town trembled when they met him. They asked, “Do you come in peace?” 5 Samuel replied, “Yes, in peace; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrate yourselves and come to the sacrifice with me.” Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.  6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.” 7 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.” 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “The Lord has not chosen this one either.” 9 Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Nor has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The Lord has not chosen these.” 11 So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.” Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.” 12 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.”

 

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