1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t be impressed by his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. God does not view things the way men do. People look on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
When Samuel was choosing the future King, he was led by God. Men tried to sway him to pick according to their own prejudice and preference, but Samuel sought God’s favor. People were shocked that David, a mere shepherd boy who played the harp was selected. He was the youngest, the least that anyone would have expected. It was, perhaps, politically incorrect.
The people qualified Samuel’s choice: “but he’s taking care of the flock . . .” – not someone God would choose, would He? David might not have been esteemed as a leader in man’s eyes, but to God, who knew…
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