A Gracious blessing or a clear provision for taking the high path?
This one’s been brewing for sometime now..
As a congregation we have been working through 1 Samuel. The journey follows Samuel. In this journey the people ask for a King even though it is clear that the word is to follow God and not a king. God decides to appoint a King following the wishes of the People and Saul is installed as King, given Gods blessing and in time proves to be ‘not up to the job’.This is a very brief summary of the journey and in no way intended to be a full concise account. It is merely leading onto my point.
My point is that God is gracious enough to bless us and give us a fair run even when we ask for something that is clearly not the best (Highest/narrowest) path to take.
This leads me to question,
When we pray for God to provide and he does;
How do we know whether we are taking the best path or being graciously blessed by God?