Week 14 5/29/2016
Title of drawing: "A Heart Like His" (1 Samuel 16)
In 1 Samuel 16:7 God told Samuel that a person's heart is more important than their outward appearance. When God's people lost trust in God's provision they wanted to copy the culture around them. They wanted a human king rather than God as their King. This is, yet again, another example of God's people questioning God's way and choosing to make their own way. When we are stubborn God's infinite patience and grace sometimes lets us have what we want instead of what we need. His grace and our humility allows us to gain wisdom through hindsight when things don't turn out the way we thought they would. Saul didn't turn out to be the best choice for a king. God's grace worked through the stubbornness of God's people and after Saul didn't work out God gave his people what they needed in a human king: a man after God's heart. This king was David, the youngest and least likely of choices to be king if the decision was up to the Israelites.
This drawing attempts to show a Young silhouette of a shepherd boy in a field with sheep. However, inside the silhouette is a depiction of a heart given to God. It is King David dancing before the Ark of the Covenant as it is returned to Jerusalem.
View the time lapse video HERE.
Listen to the sermon HERE.