Passage: 1 Samuel
We’re going to see one of those today in 1 Samuel 16, just after verse 13: God sends Samuel, Israel’s most famous prophet, to anoint David, a young shepherd boy, to be the next King of Israel. The Holy Spirit then rushes upon David mightily (16:13), and then--BLANK SPACE. And when vs. 14 picks up, the narrative shifts to something else. David won’t become King for at least another 15 years.
- How has God used those times where he “seemed silent” to form your character and build your faith?
- In your opinion, why does God choose the most unlikely person imaginable to be used to build the Kingdom?
- God prioritizes character over talent. What does your character look like today? How is God using his word and the circumstances of life to currently shape your character?
- What does it look like for you to be faithful in the blank spaces of your personal life?
- God used the wilderness and the pastures to form David’s character. What is God using in your life to form his character in you?