1 Samuel 13 Saul lived for one year and then became king, and when he had reigned for two years over Israel...
I'm what many people would call an "eager beaver." Now that can be a good thing when it comes to getting things done at work or at home. But my eagerness is a bad thing when I revert to doing what I want when I want instead of living my life in submission to God and according to His plan. We see that big time with Saul in 1 Samuel 13:1-14. Saul knew it wasn't his place to offer a burnt sacrifice to God. But he gave into his fear instead of trusting in and waiting on God, and the consequences were great. "And Samuel said to Saul, 'You have done foolishly. You have not kept the command of the Lord your God, with which he commanded you. For then the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not continue'" (vs. 13-14).
How difficult is it for you to wait for God's timing? What did you learn from 1 Samuel 13 about God's timing, and the importance of trusting in and waiting on God? Tami
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