November 29, 2006
Saul answered, “Am I not a Benjaminite, from the least of the tribes of
--1 Samuel 9:21
When you look at the life of Saul, you see a man who had everything life had to offer. He was good-looking. Humble. A leader. And God’s Spirit rested upon him. But he squandered it all because of the choices he made and the life he lived.
Saul’s fatal flaw was his own selfishness. He was determined to do his own thing and not wait on God. This selfishness transformed into stubborn disobedience, and it cost Saul everything. His stubborn will wasn’t worth the price he paid.
How often are we determined to do things our own way? To have what we want just because we want it. When we do, we take our eyes off God and plow ahead blindly.
Hopefully though, we’ll learn from the actions and hearts of both Saul and David!
David, like Saul, also wandered far from God. But David was also very different from Saul. David’s heart sought after God. He had the will to obey Him, and that made all the difference in David’s life.
You may be walking in disobedience and defeat, but you don’t have to stay there! Seek God. Seek His forgiveness. Become a man or woman after God’s own heart. Because that is the life of true victory!
is your heart more like david’s…or like saul’s?