Monday, April 12, 2010

The Obedience Zone

Saul Loses His Kingdom
1 Samuel 15

The focus of this Bible account is character failure in Saul.
Obedience cannot be ignored just cause you’re handsome and tall.
God gave Saul a specific command, but he chose to disobey.
Saul decided to change God’s plan and carry it out his way.

The Word of the Lord then came to Samuel expressing deep regret,
For Saul had turned away from God; clearly He was upset.
Samuel heart was deeply stricken; he cried to the Lord all night.
The tall young king of Israel had lost the spiritual fight.

Upon his arrival Saul greeted the sage pretending all was well.
Samuel replied, “Shut your mouth; I have a message to tell:
‘When you were little in your own eyes, God raised you up as king.
But since you’ve chosen to disobey, you have lost everything.’”

“You have rejected the Lord your God; now He is rejecting you.
He has chosen another king who will do what God wants him to.”
Saul was shaken and grabbed Sam’s robe, clinging until it tore,
But Samuel said, “It’s over Saul. You ignored the Word of the Lord.”

Samuel refused to visit Saul until the day of his death.
He mourned for Saul as he thought of all the king would now forfeit.
Jonathon, his honorable son, would never inherit the throne.
This judgment came because Saul chose to leave the obedience zone.

When we choose to disobey God, heartache and pain come along.
This is why we treasure His word learning what’s right and wrong.
Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft; stubbornness is evil too.
These are but two of the fleshly fruits that each of us must subdue.

God has a plan to bless your life, to bring fulfillment as well.
He has prepared a heaven to gain too glorious even to tell.
Live your life each day for God with thoughts of your heavenly home.
Make the decision to live your life in the obedience zone.

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