March 24, 2024

Wisdom and Work

Text: 1 Samuel 16
Rev. John Downs

At some point in our lives, all of us have had an unexpected disruption that tempted us to anxiety and to ask ourselves, “What do I do now?”  Today’s text relates one such uncertain moment in the history of Israel and the actions of God to provide fresh wisdom and fresh work of his Spirit.  In spite of such hard providences, God is always at work through ordinary means of grace by his Spirit to accomplish our good and his glory.  So “What do we do now?” should be answered, “Repent and believe in the one who loves you and has redeemed you be his people.”