Tall and Handsome Sent to Find Lost Donkeys

How Saul Ends up Anointed as King

1 Samuel 9:2_3

And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people. (3)

Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul’s father, were lost. So Kish said to Saul his son, Take one of the young men with you, and arise, go and look for the donkeys. 

Tall and Handsome Reveres the Seer

1 Samuel 9:6.  But he said to him, Behold, there is a man of God in this city, and he is a man who is held in honor; all that he says comes true. So now let us go there. Perhaps he can tell us the way we should go.

Chosen to deliver.  1 Samuel 9:15-16.

Now the day before Saul came, the Lord had revealed to Samuel: Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over my people Israel. He shall save my people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have seen my people, because their cry has come to me.

Chosen to restrain

1 Samuel 9:17.  When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord told him, Here is the man of whom I spoke to you! He it is who shall restrain my people. 

Lost donkeys found.  1 Samuel 9:20

As for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not set your mind on them, for they have been found. And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Is it not for you and for all your father’s house?

The day passes with a visit to the high place, dining together, and. after spending the night in intriguing conversation…

1 Samuel 10:1

Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head and kissed him and said, Has not the Lord anointed you to be prince over his people Israel? And you shall reign over the people of the Lord and you will save them from the hand of their surrounding enemies. And this shall be the sign to you that the Lord has anointed you to be prince over his heritage.

God uses seemingly insignificant and every day incidents to bring together the agents of his large and uncommon plans.

May you be surprised today!

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