Samuel knows that Saul is the one that God has appointed to be King, but Saul does not! So Samuel sits Saul down, after Saul had stayed the night with him, to “give him a message from God”, in secret.
The first thing Samuel does is anoint Saul with oil, telling him that he has been anointed by God to be the ruler of Israel. I can imagine Saul’s reaction! ‘But I just came to you looking for my donkeys”! I am sure that he questioned Samuel’s words. But Samuel then goes on to give Saul a list of quite specific events that were going to occur and what he was meant to do in each of the situations.
I think that these events (which came to pass) were there to confirm to Saul that Samuel’s words really were from God – Saul really had been anointed by God to be King over Israel. And even if no one else except for Samuel and Saul were aware of this, it didn’t matter – God had
I know there have been times in the past where God has whispered something ‘in secret” to me. And whilst I have been open to the things of God, I may have been unconvinced that things could really come about. And then I have watched how God has orchestrated events such that it is obvious that what He spoke to me about was cialis for real. I just needed to remain open to what He was doing prednisone medicine and obedient to whatever He called me to do – even if I was a little dubious at the time!
Lord, may I always remain open and obedient to your moving.
Written by Ps. Jen Irving