I Samuel 10:22 (KJV): “Therefore they enquired of the LORD further, if the man should come thither. And the LORD answered, Behold, he hath hid himself among the stuff.”
COMMENTARY: In this passage, the people were not content just to have a supernatural King. Through Samuel the prophet, God declared that he would satisfy their need for a physical, human king by raising up Saul. But Saul was hiding from God and the people, among the stuff!
APPLICATION: Is God raising you up to be a leader in your family, business, church and community, but you are afraid to answer His call? Like Saul, are you hiding among your stuff, hoping to avoid detection and attention? Are you too content with, and focused upon, your stuff that you are not willing to step out by faith and do God’s Will?
Now is a great time to finally hearken to God’s call in your life. Stop hiding in the shadows. Stop telling God and the people that you can’t and you won’t. This fallen, sinful world needs God-inspired, Holy-Spirit powered leadership in every field, every sphere of influence, every nook and cranny of human existence. Will you rise to the challenge and make a Godly difference for eternity?
Remember: God created you for a divine purpose. He has a divine call upon every Christian, including you. The sooner you know what His call is, and abide in it, the sooner you’ll discover the abundant life He has promised to every believer. There is no greater success in life than knowing and abiding in God’s call.
For Further Exploration
For further exploration about I Samuel 10:22 (KJV), read The Task of Choosing a King (1 Samuel 9-16) from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.