Read: 1 Samuel 16:7

In the Bible, there are different occasions where God used the weak to shame the strong (1 Cor. 1:27) for His own glory. David the shepherd boy, being the youngest son of Jesse, was basically given the job of tending for the sheep and running errands like sending food to his valiant brothers who served in Saul’s army. God sent Samuel the prophet to anoint David as the king of Israel after Saul, though he did not have the stature or physical appearance as his brothers.

Jesus could have chosen rabbis for His ministry work, instead of selecting people of lesser significance. He knew that the rabbis would make His teaching complicated and would reject it. Therefore, Jesus chose His disciples who were fishermen and tax collectors by trade. He knew that these people had a humble heart and were willing to be moulded by Him.

God always tests the heart of His people. He accepts people with a humble and contrite heart. In Isa. 66:2, God says, “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.” We may not have the qualifications or earthly pleasures that others have to boast, but through humility, God can lift us up. He can make us productive for His Kingdom.

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