Monday, June 11
Today's reading: 1 Samuel 15:1-35
My heart went out to Samuel and the situation in which he finds himself in 1 Samuel 15. Samuel, now an old man, is still seeking after and following God faithfully and wanting the best for the nation of Israel, but the same can't be said of Saul. After delivering clear instructions to Saul concerning the Amalekites, Samuel discovers that Saul has disobeyed God's directive. Disappointed, hurt, angry and frustrated, Samuel then turns to the unpleasant task of confronting Saul about his sin and telling him that God had taken Israel from him and given it to another who was better. A tough, hard day delivering and then carrying out a tough message for Samuel.
What do Samuel's words in verse 22, "Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams," reveal about God and what He values? What did you learn about obedience from this passage? Tami
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