1 Samuel 9

1 Samuel 9:1-27

SUMMARYHumble beginnings

OVERVIEWSaul humbly and faithfully obeyed his father to find the lost donkeys. And as he served, he was set apart to lead Israel.

BIG IDEABe faithful in small things.

KEY VERSE1 Samuel 9:21 (Saul to Samuel)
Saul replied, “But I’m only from the tribe of Benjamin, the smallest tribe in Israel, and my family is the least important of all the families of that tribe! Why are you talking like this to me?”

I know you. And I invite you to follow me and join me on an adventure that will fulfill you and bless others. Regardless of your background, your skillset, or your circumstances, I am Lord of all, and I decide who will receive honor and glory. Don’t be surprised by what I invite you to do. You can do it. I will equip and empower you. But don’t get ahead of me. Your job today and every day is to follow me faithfully. 

Similarly, don’t be disappointed when I don’t invite you to do something you want or think you should do. I know you better than you know yourself, and I also know how to utilize your skills and experience best. I want you to trust me and faithfully serve me where you are today. It is good to have goals and to dream big, but keep me as your top prize. Pursue me and allow me to bless you as I see fit.

Don’t cut corners to get something done today. Be faithful to complete even mundane tasks with excellence, as if they are crucial assignments.