#5077 – From the Least

Good morning people who do not tell God that He can’t use you.

Through the prophet Samuel, God appointed Saul to be Israel’s first king. It is very interesting to hear Saul’s response to this holy calling:

1 Samuel 9:21 NIV Saul answered, “But am I not a Benjamite, from the smallest tribe of Israel, and is not my clan the least of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why do you say such a thing to me?”

Saul had the typical response that most of the people called by God had in the Bible. In fact, it is almost the same as Gideon’s response.

In essence, he said, “I think you’ve got the wrong guy! Clearly, you don’t know me.”

The truth is, God knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows what He has placed within us that may still be undiscovered by us.

God really does use the simple to confound the wise. He really does call those that others would not choose. He did it in Bible times and He still does it today.

And when He does, He gets the glory.

Our lives are to be a signpost to our God. We were never created to be self-confident, but rather, to stay God-confident. When we can’t, God can.

The following verse still applies to us all today:

2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

If God has called you – and He has – then you have what you need because you have Who you need. God is enough.