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uncover the hidden blessing

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These are the last words of David recorded in the Bible:

The inspired utterance of David, the son of Jesse, the utterance of the man exalted by the Most High.

While reading this verse, a few questions came to my mind.

‘Why does the passage highlight “son of Jesse”? Why did God inspire the writer to specifically mention this? Why not just say “King David?

To me that would have been a stronger, more powerful description.

I kept going back to the text. That is when the understanding came. Jesse, the father of David needed to be mentioned, as a memorial, particularly because these were going to be David’s final words on earth.

Going a bit back, chapter 15 of the book of Samuel narrates how God was displeased with King Saul for his disobedience and tells Samuel that He has chosen a future king to replace Saul and asks him to anoint one of Jesse’s sons. Only, God does not tell him which son.

Sometimes, precious blessings are hidden, and God does not reveal them in one go!

When the day of anointing arrived, Jesse showcases all his sons except David.

At first glance, Eliab, the oldest son of Jesse catches Samuel’s eye, he is an impressive young man. Looking at this tall and handsome man Samuel thinks this must be God’s choice for King. But God reminded Samuel that God’s anointed is not chosen because of physical attributes but that He bases His decisions on inward character and the  person’s heart. Samuel tells Jesse that none of the seven sons he presented are chosen and asks Jesse if he has any more sons.

Then, David, the youngest son of Jesse, who was taking care of the sheep is called and the spirit of God tells Samuel, ‘Anoint him, he is the chosen one’.

The day David killed Goliath; Jesse had actually sent David to deliver food for his brothers. Up until that day, David’s own father had absolutely no idea that David was the chosen one of God.

You can be someone special yet remain insignificant for a prolonged period of time.

This reminds me of Abram before God changed his name to Abraham. In Genesis chapter 15 when God decrees a blessing over Abram, he is troubled and reasons with God that any blessings and wealth may not do much good as it will all be inherited by his servant. This was the time when Abram was old in age and childless.

Physical attributes often do not reveal the hidden potential that God can see.

God assures Abram that his own son would inherit the blessings and promises to bless him with children as many as the stars in number.

The Bible says Abram believed God which is accounted to him as righteousness which qualifies him to be holy.

God makes a big deal of ‘believing’.

In John chapter 1: Verse 45-46:

Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.”

Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael. “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”

Nathanael’s response is filled with remorse. He believes that Nazareth is hopeless and nothing good can come out of a town with such low social status. But that was not the truth. Because while the people nurtured negative thoughts about their surroundings, God always had their town in His mind. God had chosen Nazareth as the birthplace for Jesus.

God chooses the least likely to accomplish His most important work.

What is our call to action?

Maybe you are like David, humble beginnings, no one realizing or willing to believe that you are chosen and gifted with the ability to make a difference. They are seeing you outwardly. The truth is, God is looking at the heart.  He looks at what you are on the inside.

Maybe you are like Abraham, blessed in one area and lacking in another. But God knows your specific need.

Maybe you are like Nathanael, feeling frustrated about your city, nation or circumstances. But know that God is mindful of you and each of your circumstances.

It is time to:

– Find truth, in the Word of God.

– Get closer to Jesus.

– Receive a fresh touch of the Holy Spirit.

– Know that God has a unique purpose for your life.

– Decree that there is uncommon favor reserved for you.

– Believe that in the middle of difficult situations are great opportunities.

Are you ready to uncover hidden blessings?

I look forward to your comments.

To view this message video, please visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN7TqAKzy7Q

 

8 comments on “uncover the hidden blessing

  1. Timeout-with-Jesus
    June 20, 2020

    Thank you! I really enjoyed your post! 😊 💕

    Liked by 2 people

  2. genuinearticlex7
    June 21, 2020

    You are a deep thinking woman. That is clear.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ladycee
    June 21, 2020

    I love how you shaped this message and the encouragement of your post. I think we can all fall into the trap of judging others by appearance and only when it is done back to us, do we realise how unfair it is. Thank you for the reminder that God sees past the outward appearance and looks at the heart. This is both cause for celebration and self-examination!

    I passed by to thank you for following me and for all the supportive comments left at my site.
    The Lord bless you and continue to use you in your blogging ministry.

    Liked by 1 person

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      June 21, 2020

      I am so happy to see your message with so much of warmth and appreciation. Makes the effort seem so worthwhile. Thank you for becoming part of this journey as I look to share the greatness of our God to as many folks as possible. I shall look forward to a great friendship with you and remain open to any support request you may have. God bless your days ahead with special favours and surprise you with answers to prayers long forgotten. Amen.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Joshua Swanson
    June 22, 2020

    Amen, Sophia! Thank you for this encouraging post!

    Liked by 1 person

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      June 22, 2020

      Thank you Joshua. I am so glad you read it and the spirit of God ministered to you. Did you get to see the video? Would love your comment on that, in case you get a moment.

      Liked by 1 person

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