A Given Transformation
Daily Reading – 1 Samuel 9-11 / Luke 18:1-30
1 Samuel 10:24 And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
A few years back there was this toy that came out called “The Transformers.” This toy started out as a car or truck and then with a few twists here, and a pull there, it became a robot. The animated movies about these transformers combined with the toys took off. Next came a flood of marketing products on things like t-shirts, hats, pajamas, notebooks, lunch boxes, cups, and just about anything you could put a logo on had been touched by the transformer craze. However these were not the original transformers. God had been in the business of transforming things long before that.
In today’s reading we see God taking an ordinary young man and transformed him into a king. Saul originally was not extraordinarily brave. In fact, when Samuel was introducing him as the first king, they had to go find him because he was hiding. According to scripture, he was a tall and good-looking guy, which kind of made him stand out in any crowd. Yet up until his encounter with Samuel, he had never even thought about being a king. He didn’t campaign or compete with anyone else to become king. Who or what then made this young lad a king? Simply put, God made him king. It was God’s words to Samuel that began that process. We read in 1 Samuel 11 how the Spirit of God came upon Saul and changed him forever. God had transformed this common young man. The people loved him and said, GOD SAVE THE KING.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
God still transforms people today. Rom. 12:2 says; “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Will you let God’s Word change you?
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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