This year in bible study we’re learning all about Saul. Saul the first king of Israel. And something was brought to my attention. That Saul was tall, very tall, and honestly? Kind of dreamy. A handsome man, who just so happened to be looking for his goats, when he stumbled upon Samuel and was anointed king. (I hope everyone’s cool with the liberal paraphrasing. Be cool guys) Everyone was pretty impressed with Saul on account of his height and winsome good looks.
Being tall is great. Being tall and thin is better. As a woman, being short isn’t awful, but again, not fantastic. Oh to be tall and leggy and wear whatever style I want to! I mean, again, pretty much I’m fantasizing about the thin part. My theory is, the better I dress and the more mascara I put on, the less everyone will notice that I am not thin. Here’s what I see in my mind’s eye when I’m picturing myself:
But you know guys, Saul was not great. Though he was greatly handsome. He was selfish and didn’t obey God and he did some pretty flighty things that he thought God wouldn’t notice.
God “Kill all the cattle”
Saul “I did…”
God “Was that a cow?”
I guess the moral of the story is it’s your heart that matters. Not your looks, not your actions, but your heart. David did unspeakable things and God sent him to live in a cave, but God was with him in the cave.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
More on Saul to come. Because now that I’ve started thinking of Old Testament jokes, I can not stop.