The Beginning of the End
1 Samuel 13
In testing circumstances Saul made a decision. In life we are sometimes called upon to make decisions between various options each of which seems reasonable. Saul’s choice was a wrong one. Apparently it demonstrated to God and to Samuel that Saul was not the person to lead God’s people. Perhaps his failure was a lack of trust in God and he should have waited for Samuel to arrive even though his army was dissipating.
It is a sad story for no one likes to see anyone fail. It is also challenging. Let us pray that when hard decisions come to us we may have learned enough about God and his promises to discern what the right decision might be.
You are Lukewarm
How sad to be blind to our own weaknesses. There is a power in local culture to blind believers to the influences which make their witness insipid. “Lord have mercy”. “Christ have mercy”.
Wonderfully Jesus knocks at the door to offer himself to fellowship with us and to give us that which we need to overcome. “Come Lord to our easily divided hearts, be with us always, and grant us clear sightedness and an undivided heart” Amen