Your Beauty, an Asset to God – If God could replace the first man;
If God could replace the first man He created, the very man whom He came down with the trinity to carefully and excitedly design, the man whom He should have been proud to call His own first born, then I wonder if He cannot raise a better replacement for me if I fail Him with everything I have been endowed with.
It was said of Saul- the first king of Israel , ‘And on whom is the desire of all Israel ? Is it not on you and all your father’s house?’ when Prophet Samuel recognized that God had chosen him to be king in answer to the desires of the people. This same Saul had the qualifications to lead the people. The bible records that he was taller than all in the land of Israel . And what better qualification could a nation who needed a physical warrior to lead them to war against their numerous enemies need?
God chose him to be the solution to the ‘urgent’ need of His chosen nation. But in the course of time, the same man walked out of grace and divine covering and made himself disposable in the hands of God.
Not even the weeping of the same Prophet God used to bring him to the throne could save him or his kingdom. He expired himself in divine relevance and only needed time to be put aside and replaced forever.
This brought about the history and coming into the scene of the young boy called David, who later became the established king and from whose lineage Christ would be born.
He performed better than the man originally made for that purpose, for the Bible records that he is ‘the man after God’s heart.’
Throughout the scripture God would always refer to him (David) as the man of God.
What a better replacement of the original!
Without mentioning names, written and unwritten history have shown that many men and women who failed to function in the places assigned to them got replaced by people who, before appearing on the scene, seemed not to be important in the areas where they were later to be known.
As I pondered over these things, it dawned on me that it is only a privilege to know God and have the opportunity to please Him. I must not abuse whatever He has made me and wherever He has placed me, no matter what it is.
I also recognized that the only way I could be dear and indispensable to Him is to align myself with His mandate and use His investments in my life to be one of the investments of His kingdom.
Oh Lord, whatever it takes, revive and deliver me from misappropriating the investments of heaven in my life. And Lord, in your tender mercy and grace, may I never be useless in your hands!
This is an excerpt from the book “Your Beauty, an Asset to God” by Kenechukwu Isaac Chinwike