December 14: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Welcome to The Intentional Podcast. Setting aside time for prayer and Scripture meditation can change the posture of your day. Thank you for spending a few minutes with us as we turn our attention to what Jesus has for the day ahead.

OPENING PRAYER:  

Before you read the Scripture for today, limit the distractions around you and spend time in prayer. Spend time thanking God for the opportunity we have to spend with Him through the reading of His Word.

SCRIPTURE:

1 Samuel 16:1-13

HISTORICAL CONTEXT:

Verse 7 reveals that God has a higher value for the heart of a person, rather than the outward appearance. In Hebrew culture, “the heart” was the central location of intellectual, ethical, moral, and religious consciousness. It is also interesting to note a common theme through the Bible that birth order is not of ultimate importance to God’s plan being moved forward. 

REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

  • What phrases stood out to you?
  • What might God be saying to you through this passage, and how can you respond today?
  • What does this passage tell us about God? How does it look forward to Jesus’ coming?
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