- The passage: 1 Samuel 16-17
- key verse: Psalm 47:7-8.
- Theme: God gave David power to defeat Goliath.
- The big picture question: “Who Is Our King?”
- The big picture answer: “Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.”
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
It is easy to be impressed by how people look. But God is unimpressed. When Samuel saw David’s oldest brother he thought “surely this is the one,” but God had other plans. God wasn’t looking for someone that was impressive on the outside, he was looking for someone impressive on the inside.