Monday, April 19, 2010
The Prophet and the Future King
I Sam 9:19 And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am the seer: go up before me unto the high place; for ye shall eat with me to day, and to morrow I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in thine heart.
The details of this whole episode of the interaction between Saul and Samuel are fascinating! Saul and his companion are prepared to offer the seer/prophet/preacher a gift for his "services." But that exchange never takes place, even though it was customary. (7-10)
Samuel was prepared to tell Saul all that was in Saul's heart.
This is a ministry of the preacher and the Holy Spirit. God begins to speak to a heart, but he that receives it often doesn't know how to make sense out of it. It is the preacher's job to show the pathway.
If you are a preacher, be sensitive to the Lord's leadership, not only in your life, but in the lives of those God has given you to be a minister. If you are a layman/woman, lean on the Lord's man for clarification of God's will and workings in your life.