5/1 1 Samuel 10:6-7

6 Then the Spirit of the LORD will rush upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7 Now when these signs meet you, do what your hand finds to do, for God is with you.

The Lord had told Samuel that a man from the tribe of Benjamin would come to meet him and that this man was to be the future king. Saul was searching for his father's donkeys and went to Samuel for direction. Samuel anointed Saul with oil and gave him several signs to verify the prophecy of him becoming king. The last sign was that at Gibeah he would meet a group of prophets who were prophesying, and he would prophesy with them and be turned into another man. Once these signs had taken place, he was to do what came to him, for God was with him.

Every believer in Jesus is in a similar condition. We have encountered the Holy Spirit and been turned into another man and anointed for ministry. Saul protested that his family was the least in the tribe of Benjamin. His humble attitude about himself is the humble attitude of the believer. After God uses him to do great things, that will change. We should heed the warning. When God uses us to do something, we need to remember that it is all due to His work in us. Remember your condition when He called you.

God puts things in our heart and mind to do, just as He did with Saul. Since we know that God is with us, we should go forward with that assurance and give Him the opportunity to work through us. Nothing is impossible for God. The next chapter tells of Saul leading the Israelites in a great victory over the Ammonites. All of Israel accepted him as king.

Lesson: When God calls you, know that what He puts in your heart is something He can accomplish through you. When He does, remember that it is all His work and stay humble.