Devo Time to wake up Part 10
1 Samuel 15:17-23 New International Version (NIV)
17 Samuel said, “Although you were once small in your own eyes, did you not become the head of the tribes of Israel? The Lord anointed you king over Israel. 18 And he sent you on a mission, saying, ‘Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the Amalekites; wage war against them until you have wiped them out.’ 19 Why did you not obey the Lord? Why did you pounce on the plunder and do evil in the eyes of the Lord?”
20 “But I did obey the Lord,” Saul said. “I went on the mission the Lord assigned me. I completely destroyed the Amalekites and brought back Agag their king. 21 The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the plunder, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the Lord your God at Gilgal.”
22 But Samuel replied:
“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination,
and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
he has rejected you as king.”
DO you think of yourself with sober judgement in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you? Saul didn’t. like Samson he began to think he was the source of his strength not the Holy Spirit. It’s not by nor by power but by God’s Spirit. God don’t care what you have sacrificed for Him but how you have obeyed Him. It is through God’s grace He has given us His gifts to be a blessing to others. To disobey is to make ourselves a slave to demons to do their bidding not God’s. We sacrifice to that which owns us or we obey, worship. Wake up where do you sacrifice?
Pastor Jeff Lane
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