1 Samuel 15:22: ….Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice…

Meditation: 1 Samuel 15 gives us the account of King Saul’s disobedience to the clear, unambiguous command of the LORD. When Samuel discovers the incomplete obedience of the king, he promptly confronts him. What unfolds is the classic response of which we’ve all been guilty at some time or another. Incomplete obedience is the same as complete disobedience regardless of how many excuses we can come up with as we try to justify our actions.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to never forget that obedience is non-negotiable. Help me to never barter with You, promising my future obedience for a present delivery from unpleasant circumstances. Help me to trust and obey. Amen.


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