Samuel 15:34 - 16:13
Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17
Samuel 15:34 - 16:13
Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah
Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but
Samuel grieved over Saul. And the LORD was sorry that he had made
Saul king over Israel.
The LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you grieve over Saul?
I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn
with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite,
for I have provided for myself a king among his sons."
Samuel said, "How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill
me." And the LORD said, "Take a heifer with you, and
say, 'I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.'
Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall
do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you."
Samuel did what the LORD commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The
elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, "Do
you come peaceably?"
He said, "Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD;
sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." And
he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the
When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, "Surely the
Lord's anointed is now before the LORD."
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance
or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for
the LORD does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward
appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart."
Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He
said, "Neither has the LORD chosen this one."
Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, "Neither has
the LORD chosen this one."
Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said
to Jesse, "The LORD has not chosen any of these."
Samuel said to Jesse, "Are all your sons here?" And he
said, "There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the
sheep." And Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him;
for we will not sit down until he comes here."
He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful
eyes, and was handsome. The LORD said, "Rise and anoint him;
for this is the one."
Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence
of his brothers; and the spirit of the LORD came mightily upon
David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to
20:1 The LORD answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the
God of Jacob protect you!
May he send you help from the sanctuary, and give you support from
May he remember all your offerings, and regard with favor your
burnt sacrifices. Selah
May he grant you your heart's desire, and fulfill all your plans.
May we shout for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God
set up our banners. May the LORD fulfill all your petitions.
Now I know that the LORD will help his anointed; he will answer
him from his holy heaven with mighty victories by his right hand.
Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is
in the name of the LORD our God.
They will collapse and fall, but we shall rise and stand upright.
Give victory to the king, O LORD; answer us when we call.
Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17
5:6 So we are always confident; even though we know that while we
are at home in the body we are away from the Lord --
for we walk by faith, not by sight.
Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the
body and at home with the Lord.
So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please
For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so
that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the
body, whether good or evil.
For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that
one has died for all; therefore all have died.
And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer
for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.
From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of
view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view,
we know him no longer in that way.
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old
has passed away; see, everything has become new!
4:26 He also said, "The kingdom of God is as if someone would
scatter seed on the ground,
and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout
and grow, he does not know how.
The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then
the full grain in the head.
But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle,
because the harvest has come."
He also said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of God,
or what parable will we use for it?
It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is
the smallest of all the seeds on earth;
yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all
shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the
air can make nests in its shade."
With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were
able to hear it;
he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained
everything in private to his disciples.