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HOW NOT TO SERVE THE LORD
 

Every person God saves, he also empowers. God never asks us to do anything without also giving us the resources and abilities to do it. Whether we succeed or fail is completely up to us. If we trust God, and boldly step out on faith, he will bless and empower our efforts. But, if we choose not to trust God, and fail to fulfill his will, it's on us, not him.

 

A good example of this is Israel's first king, Saul (1 Samuel). He was chosen by God, and given everything he needed to be successful. Many signs were given to him by the prophet Samuel to confirm God's will. The Spirit of the Lord was upon him, he prophesied with the other prophets, and God changed him into a different person. Furthermore, soon after his reign began, Saul led Israel to a great victory in battle. Saul started out very well.

 

But, when Saul's trust in God was tested, he failed miserably. Rather than wait on the Lord, as he was told to do by Samuel, Saul disobeyed God. So, God decreed that Saul's sons would not follow him on the throne. Later, Saul disobeyed God's express command, and Samuel informed him that as a result, God had rejected him as the King of Israel. Now, there is nothing, outside of Saul himself, that dictated his failure. God had given him everything he needed to be a great king. Saul simply chose to disobey the clear teachings of Scripture, and God's direct command given to him through Samuel.

 

Saul failed because he chose not to trust God. First, he substituted his own opinion for God's Word. Then, he deliberately disobeyed a direct command from God. When Samuel confronted him, Saul did what we often do when we don't like the consequences of our sin: he justified himself, offered excuses for his behavior, and made a half-hearted confession of his sin, all the while blaming others.

 

Saul was not Israel's worst king, but he did fail spectacularly in fulfilling God's plan for his life. He could have been so much more, if only he would have simply trusted God. Instead, he became a murderer, full of jealous rage and selfish pride. And, the story of his life became a cautionary tale of how not to serve the Lord.

      Pastor Dan Rhodes

 
 
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