KEY SCRIPTURE :1 Samuel 16:6 KJV. And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD’S anointed is before him.
An assumption is anything that is accepted to be true, or as certain to happen without proof. An assumption has got nothing to do with faith, since faith is based on what God has said, whiles an assumption is only based on one’s persuasion without any proof. Our key scripture shows us that when prophet Samuel saw the huge figure of Eliab, he assumed that was the next king. He was indeed very wrong. The Spirit of the Lord said he had rejected him.
IT is always wrong to take important decisions based on an assumption. Some Marriages have crumbled because one party or even both parties are assuming the other party is cheating on him or her. Can you imagine what would have happened if God had not corrected Samuel?. He would have chosen the wrong man as king over Israel. This would have derailed the future of the whole nation. We are called to live by faith and not by assumption
MEN can act wrongly because of what they assume. Just consider the next verse of scripture. Gen 20:11 KJV “And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife’s sake” .In this instant, he assumed the fear of God was not in the place and therefore the people could easily attack him, kill him and take away his pretty wife. He agreed with his wife to say to the people that he is her brother. What lies are you saying because of your assumption to say so?
God does not motivate any assumption. He only motivates faith. Reject any prompting to act on an assumption.
I do not live by assumptions. The word of God is definite and precise on all matters of faith and conduct. I live by the word of God which gives me sure grounds to tread on in this life. My way is made brighter and brighter in Jesus name.
2 Kings 5:11 KJV. “But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper”.
Esther 6:6 KJV “So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, what shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?”