But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
1 Corinthians 1:27
The Lord Appoints
As Saul watched David going out to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner, commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is that young man?” Abner replied, “As surely as you live, Your Majesty, I don’t know.” The king said, “Find out whose son this young man is.”
1 Samuel 17:55-56
Although David was not known by King Saul or the commander of the army, he was known by a much higher authority, the Lord in heaven, the King of all kings. Despite his anonymity amongst his earthly superiors, God appointed David to slay Goliath and thereby secure victory for the Israelites.
The Lord’s ways are higher than man’s ways, far beyond our understanding. For example, Moses was chosen by the Lord, brought up in Pharaoh’s palace and well known by all but the Lord sent him away for forty years to train and prepare him for the task of setting His children free. On the other hand, David, an unknown shepherd boy, was plucked from the fields as a youth and given the task of defeating Goliath, without so much as a sword in his hand. The Lord honoured young David for his faith and desire to see God’s name glorified in defeating the Philistines.
God has called each one of us to a specific task and the Lord is the one who will prepare us for that role. Sometimes we may have to go through a wilderness period and other times we will see a fast result but through it all, He will train us. We need to persevere through all circumstances and be patient in waiting for His right timing.
I thank You for this day. I know that promotions do not come from the east or west but from You who appoints us to our individual calling. Help me to persevere day by day, as I seek to fulfil Your purpose for me. Amen.
God bless you.
Theo and Manju