Today's Favorite Verse: 1 Samuel 16:7
"But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart."
I found it interesting as I read this familiar verse that the Lord specifically mentions not looking at the height or stature of a man. Saul from his shoulders and upward was higher than any of the people. It made me think of when I have seen people called to new positions over the years. The person in the new calling never seems to physically resemble the person that previously held that position. Neither are their previous callings any indication either. I wonder if that is a way of God reminding us of what he said to Samuel in finding a new king. There is no set criteria, the only criteria is where the person's heart is before the Lord.
Later in this chapter as the spirit withdraws from Saul, and he is troubled by an evil spirit, he looks for someone to play the harp to comfort him. It's interesting that those around him think of David, who unknown to them and Saul, has been anointed the next king. So as the mantle fails from one king to another it's interesting that others are also draw to this obscure shepherd boy.