1 Samuel 13 – Impatience on Saul’s part

So, Saul has some victories and the people are pleased with their new king.

Then, Saul was told to wait seven days for Samuel to come and make a burnt offering before the Lord. However, Samuel doesn’t show in that time, so Saul takes it upon himself (pride?) and makes the burnt offering without Samuel.

Wow, big mistake. Samuel says, “You have acted foolishly, you have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, for now the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not endure.”

Dang. Pride and impatience. So glad I don’t have issues in those two areas.

Oh, wait, I do. How many times would Samuel had to sit me down with a similar chastisement? Guess that’s why I’m not “king” of much at this time.

Hey, did you see that even back then the Philistines were hooked on Oprah? See verse 17:

And the raiders came from the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned toward Oprah…

I guess they didn’t fight that day because they watched TV instead.

peace,
e

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