“THE LORD SEES NOT AS MAN SEES” (1 Sam 16:7)
⏰Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (16 January 2018)
????1 Sam 16:1-13; Ps 89:20, 21-22, 27-28 (R.v.21a); Mark 2:23-28
Have you heard about one Igbo name, “Mmaduabuchi,” often written as Mmaduabunechukwu, Mmaduaburochukwu, Mmaduawuchi, etc., depending on which dialect of the Igbo the bearer belongs to. But, it simply means, “Man is not God.”
No matter how powerful any man is, he cannot take the position of God in your life. Samuel was a very powerful man among the Israelites – notice the tension the elders had at seeing him in their territory (1 Sam 16:4) – yet, he was not as powerful as being able to determine who becomes what in Israel.
Can you not see from that that no man can determine your destiny nor decide your fate? Your destiny is in the hands of God. If it is in the hands of man, Eliab would have been the king of Israel (cf. 1 Sam 16:6) instead of David.
Relax and put your hope entirely on God. Remember that with him by your side, your case is finished (see John 19:30) and a transformation process begins in your life (see Isa 62:1-5). Whenever tongues rise in judgment against you, he stands from his throne of mercy in your defense (see Mark 2:23-28).
May his love continue to overshadow you, to protect you and transform you for greater testimonies. Amen
Have a lovely day ahead. Peace be with you.