Do you ever feel like you aren’t worthy of being used for a greater purpose or for God’s plan for the world? I didn’t feel worthy. Sometimes I still don’t, to be honest. But in actuality, we are all hand-picked by God for our purpose in life. He equips us to do what He has called us to do. We aren’t always already masters. My 4th favorite person of the Bible is David son of Jesse. We first meet David in 1 Samuel 16.
What we learn about David is that he is a humble shepherd, poet, and the youngest son of Jesse. When God rejects Saul as king of Israel, He sends the prophet Samuel to the house of Jesse in search for who was meant to take the throne. When he arrives and asks Jesse for his sons, Jesse shows him the seven sons that were home, but none of them were who he was looking for. He asked if a son was left out. David was in the pasture with the sheep. When he returned, Samuel annointed him as king! He went on to be known as the greatest king of Israel, defeater of Goliath, and the ancestor of Jesus.
He wasn’t perfect, though. Oh no! After he was publicly annointed, (he was first annointed in secret as a child when Samuel found him) he committed adultery with Bathsheba, arranged the murder of Bathsheba’s husband because she conceived a child, disobeyed God in taking a census of the people, and plently other sins and mistakes. But we can learn plenty of lessons from David and his mistakes like how forgiveness doesn’t mean that there are no consequences of sin, God desires complete trust and worship from us, and that the willingness to admit to our mistakes is the first step in dealing with those mistakes.
David is one of my favorites because how perfectly imperfect he is. He gives us this picture of how God can chose any one of us to be used as His vessels even if we aren’t flawless or sinless. That is nice to know since none of us are flawless or sinless.
If you want to read more about King David, you can visit a fellow writer’s blog as well.
Did you miss my #5 favorite person of the Bible? Or has it just been so long since I posted last and you forgot who it is? Have no fear! It was Tamar, David’s daughter. Read about her Here!
Great to be back!
So, it has been a while since I posted and had promised many times to be back but failed. Things have just gotten so chaotic. But I have good news! My boyfriend has decided to kick off his own blog on comic books and related media! I will be linking you to his blog in future posts for those who are interested in that sort of genre. I think with him writing as well, I will be more inclined and excited to write.
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