Israel’s first King was handsome in every way, but he did not walk with the Lord. Because he was lacking God’s traits within, God would sweep him away and anointed a new king for Israel. Samuel was sent to anoint that new king. God told him to ignore his outer appearance, but to seek a man with a heart for God. God led Samuel to David, who did have a heart for God and who was the great-grandson of Boaz and Ruth. (Jesus was born into the family of David) Years would pass before David would be crowned the king.
Shun Evil, or Be Swept Away (1 Samuel)
Throughout the ages, nations have risen only to be swept away. A country that stays in tune with God prospers and does well; however, any country that fails to follow God’s commandments will face destruction. Read more…