Repetition can definitely be a bad thing where God is concerned because He usually doesn’t work in the same way all the time.
I Corinthians 1: 27-29
But God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong.
When Samuel went to David’s father’s house to choose the next King of Israel, his father never even thought to bring his youngest son before Samuel. His other sons must have been of such stature that he thought they would be perfect for the job of king. It was only when all the sons had been brought before Samuel that David was finally brought in from the pasture where he was tending the sheep.
It seems that even his own father didn’t see “king” material in him because he was looking at the kingship from a human perspective, which meant being tall and strong to lead the country into battle.
The Jews would not accept Jesus as their Messiah because they expected Him to come as a mighty conqueror. They needed someone to be a strong warrior-king that would lead them into battle to conquer the surrounding lands so they could have peace again.
They were not interested in the “new” thing that Jesus was born to accomplish and couldn’t see at the time that it would have everlasting effects on all of mankind forever.
They were just not interested in doing things a different way. After all, they had been doing the same sacrifices for hundreds of years and up until now that had been sufficient. Certainly there couldn’t be anything that would come along that would be better – at least not in their eyes. They wouldn’t be open to anything else and missed Jesus.
How many times do WE miss out on God’s plan because we expect Him to do things a certain way? We must learn to be open to hear Him and get in on what He is doing instead of expecting Him to get in on our plans.
God purposely chooses people who absolutely cannot do the job unless they solely depend on Him. That way He can receive all the glory. From His perspective, He knows that He already has everything worked out in the best possible way, so there is no risk involved.
The risk is on our part because we must decide whether we will trust Him when we can’t always see how everything will work out. The more you get to know God’s character, the more you will know that you can trust Him with even the smallest of details in your life.
This post written by Cathy Deaton.
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