looking for the jackass

I read this morning about how Saul and his friend went looking for his father’s donkeys (jackasses if you prefer a more earthy vernacular).  Saul was looking for jackasses, but Samuel was watching for Israel’s next king, pre-selected by God.

Sometimes it’s easy to get earthbound with all of our responsibilities, concerns, challenges, etc.    When you consider the contrast between Saul & Samuel in 1 Samuel 9, it’s an interesting study in viewpoints, priorities and the different ways that God directs our steps.  Personally, I want to be more like Samuel than Saul.  I prefer to be led by God based on a deep & intimate relationship with God rather than like Saul who stumbled into God’s will on the earthbound search for his dad’s jackasses ,)