Read 1 Samuel 16:1-13

There are two very important things we can learn from this passage. First, we should always listen to God and never be afraid to do what He ask us to do. Second, God’s plan of salvation for the world could not be disrupted. As this passage starts off, God told Samuel that He rejected Saul as king over Israel and asked Samuel to go an anoint one of the sons of Jesse to be the new king but Samuel was not sure of what he should do because he feared that Saul would kill him. After God assured Samuel that he would be protected, he decided to do what God ask of him.


God gave Samuel specific instructions on how this anointing should take place and told Samuel to anoint the one He would indicate. Samuel went and did what God ask him to do.  God knew exactly who he wanted Samuel to anoint.  When Samuel anointed David with oil, it confirmed God’s plan for the World.  God’s plan was to provide salvation for the whole world through Jesus Christ who was from the seed of David.  Jesus Christ became the sacrificial Lamb by giving His life for everyone who accepts Him. He became the Salvation of the World. During this season of Lent, let us remember what Jesus did.


Dear God thank you for letting Jesus die for us

to provide us Salvation and the forgiveness of our sins.

Steven Jumper

First Christian Church, Cameron, WV