The story of Saul in I Samuel 15 should serve as a lesson to everyone who chose to go his or her way rather than obey God.
There are severe consequences for disobedience as the story of Saul portrays. God’s desire is for His people [all people] to honour Him by obeying His Word.
Obedience is not an option especially for the believer in Christ. This is what we are required to do. Regardless, obedience is the pathway to blessing and peace.
A very important point is that we cannot be selective with our obedience to God as Saul did. We must carry out the Word as is; and not deter from it, water it down, or delete any of the instructions.
What we must also keep in mind is that if you choose to minimize or argue away our disobedience as Saul did, rather than seek repentance, surely you will fail and God will reject your arguments.
Do not try to suppress truth because God sees and knows everything. No one can deceive Him.
Finally, obedience leads to God’s peace (Isaiah 26:3; Philippians 4:7).
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Despite how the circumstances of life maybe, we must still hold on to our faith trusting in the Lord. Even when it seems that there is no hope of you ever seeing the miracles for which you have prayed, know that God will never fail us, nor will be go back on His word.
The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
God always confirms His word. If He has spoken, then it must come to pass. God has not changed. Although the clouds may gather and the storm rages, God is still in control and He has the power to whatever He wants, when, where, how, and to and with whom.
While there may seem to be a delay to the answer to our prayers; delay is not an indication that God will not act.
God wants us to trust in Him no matter what the appearance of things might be. We look at things on the outside with our natural eyes, while God is a Spirit and works beyond our imagination. Keep in mind that God will honour His word and will fulfill His plan for any nation when we put our trust and confidence in Him, and wait for Him to move.
God is still in control. Trust in Him.
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