Friday, February 20, 2009


Just looking at the newspapers or racks of magazines in your local shop or turning on the home page for your internet, you cannot fail to see the awe with which "celebrity" is seen.
But just what have many of these modern celebrities actually done? For many of them it's been a five minute exposure to the TV camera's and then many trips to clubs, clinging onto their "celebrity status" whilst falling over under the influence! and yet a famous face on the front of a magazine can instantly sell a huge pile of them.
Footballers, pop stars, reality TV and beautiful stars all court this excessive publicity.

Looking in the Bible at the story of the choosing of a king we see Samuel arrive at the home of Jesse a shepherd, a father of seven sons. Samuel knew he was there to select the king that God had in mind.
When he saw the eldest son Eliab a man of stature and good looks, Samuel thought surely this is the one.
But God said to him

"Do not consider his appearance or his height,
for I have rejected him.
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.
Man looks at the outward appearance,
But God looks at the heart" (1Samuel 16 v 7)

Jesse continued to bring out his sons and they were all rejected until the youngest, David came out. David was selected.
A small scrawney boy, nearly an oversight and not expected by anyone. And yet God had plans (very big plans) for him.

We often over look those around us whose heart would please God. Those who's service to friends or their family shows Gods love.

This morning I challenge you to and encourage them. Send a Text, an email, a card or give them a huge hug!! Tell them how they inspire you.

1 comment:

Buttercup said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your crafts are great.

My study group has been studying 1Samuel. Very much enjoyed your comments. Lots to think about.

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