Morning Coffee 10/11/14 Why Are You Listening To The People? (Are They God?)
“Then Saul admitted to Samuel, “Yes, I have sinned. I have disobeyed your instructions and the lord ’s command, for I was afraid of the people and did what they demanded. But now, please forgive my sin and come back with me so that I may worship the lord .” But Samuel replied, “I will not go back with you! Since you have rejected the lord ’s command, he has rejected you as king of Israel.” As Samuel turned to go, Saul tried to hold him back and tore the hem of his robe. And Samuel said to him, “The lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to someone else—one who is better than you. And he who is the Glory of Israel will not lie, nor will he change his mind, for he is not human that he should change his mind!” Then Saul pleaded again, “I know I have sinned. But please, at least honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel by coming back with me so that I may worship the lord your God.” So Samuel finally agreed and went back with him, and Saul worshiped the lord. (1 Samuel 15:24-31 NLT)
Good Morning or afternoom or whater time of day you are reading this! We are back in 1 Samuel 15 Saul Has just confessed his sin and now he is beginning to reap the consequences.
Saul valued the opinions of the people more than he valued God’s commands. Saul did not completely destroy the Amalekites as he was instructed to do. He keep the best spoils and spared king Agag. Because of his disobedience Saul lost his anointing as king God had choosen another.
Saul said he was afraid of the people, why fear them and do what they demand, are they God? When God gives you specific instructions, you carrythem out to the finest detail! Pay no mind to anyone that tells you anything contrary to what God told you to do! We sometimes put way to much value in people,
We can be on the right track, doing what God told us to do. And people will say “no do it this way” at that moment we need to disreguard what they are saying and contine with what God told us to do. People are not God, we should never fear or respect anyone more than God.
Disobedience to God is costly, in saul’s case it cost his his anointing as king. He put the people above God and he reaped the consequences! Don’t fear and respect anyone more than you fear and respect God. Why Are You Listening To The People? Are They God?
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