What struck me the most about our OT passage today was how God's sovereignty was on display in Chapter 9. God brought Saul, the man who would become Israel's first king, to Samuel using lost donkeys. Lost donkeys.
God orchestrates the smallest details of our lives, and most of the time we are unaware of what He's doing, never mind why He's doing it, or what His ultimate plan is. Saul had no idea when he got up that morning that his search for his father's lost donkeys would end with him being anointed king of Israel.
God definitely works in our lives during crisis moments or big events, but He also works through the "everyday-ness" of life to accomplish His plan. No matter what our day brings, we can rest assured that God is sovereign, He is in control, and He is good.
In Ephesians we are reminded of the importance of pursuing holiness in our walk with God. Is there a difference in our lives compared to the unbelievers around us? There should be!
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: 1 Samuel 10-12; Ephesians 5:17-33