The Narrative Lectionary brings us to 1 Samuel 16:1-13 this week. The first fifteen chapters of 1 Samuel tell the story of Samuel, the last judge of Israel, and Saul, the first King of Israel. Saul didn’t work out well and God sent Samuel to find a true heart that was ready to be a godly king.
How do you define success? The gods of our age lure us to wealth, achievement, and power. Are these the rhythms of the Kingdom of God to which Jesus invites us to walk? This sermon looks at the calling of David and reminds us the the Lord does not look on the outward appearance, like mortals do. The Lord looks on the heart.