We owe Saul’s kingship to an unnamed, and uncelebrated servant who was more spiritual than Saul himself. Saul would have returned home at Zuph. He was more concerned about home. Even when the problem of offering arose, its the same servant who provided the solution. May God give us men who will not think that by their contributions, they should be on the throne instead of their master. In June 2012, Carl Wells released a book on The Nameless Heroes of the Bible. He has done an excellent work, but he was more interested in the New Testament heroes. This servant should have made that list. He led the master to the Prophet Samuel. How are your men? Who do they lead others to? What do they lead you to? God, give us men. In 1 Kings 5,an unnamed maid led Naaman to a cleansing. In Luke 23, the thief on the cross became the first beneficiary of salvation. In Gen.41:9, there’s a chief butler whose dream Joseph interpreted. All along the routes of destiny, there are unsung heroes placed by God to bring you unto the throne. The snag is simply the willingness to listen to their suggestions. My prayer is that you will differentiate these heroes from those who want the throne.
And when they were come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant that was with him, Come, and let us return; lest my father leave caring for the asses, and take thought for us. And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honourable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way that we should go. 1 Samuel 9:5-6 KJV