1 Samuel Chapter 13

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1 Samuel 13

1Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel,

2Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel; whereof two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in mount Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent every man to his tent.

3And Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba, and the Philistines heard of it. And Saul blew the trumpet throughout all the land, saying, Let the Hebrews hear.

4And all Israel heard say that Saul had smitten a garrison of the Philistines, and that Israel also was had in abomination with the Philistines. And the people were called together after Saul to Gilgal.

5And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand which is on the sea shore in multitude: and they came up, and pitched in Michmash, eastward from Bethaven.

6When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits.

7And some of the Hebrews went over Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. As for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.

8And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him.

9And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.

10And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.

11And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

12Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

13And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

14But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.

15And Samuel arose, and gat him up from Gilgal unto Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul numbered the people that were present with him, about six hundred men.

16And Saul, and Jonathan his son, and the people that were present with them, abode in Gibeah of Benjamin: but the Philistines encamped in Michmash.

17And the spoilers came out of the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned unto the way that leadeth to Ophrah, unto the land of Shual:

18And another company turned the way to Bethhoron: and another company turned to the way of the border that looketh to the valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.

19Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:

20But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock.

21Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads.

22So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found.

23And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the passage of Michmash.

46 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 13

  1. v11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done?
    And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me,and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Mich-mash;

    Once again we always make a mistake when we take matters in our own hands because of our impatience.
    We do not wait on the LORD to please men but we have to please GOD.
    Saul was king and Samuel the prophet of GOD. Every man has his own duty to perform and his own job to do.
    We must not get out of our place. Saul was totally out of his place rejected by GOD.
    He was out of his authority and he would not wait on the man of GOD to come and do what only the man of GOD had the right to do.
    So Saul became GOD’S enemy and the Spirit of the LORD departed from him.
    GOD’s work is more important than we are.
    GOD will never anoint a man or woman when he or she is out of his place.
    Oh LORD teach us to wait and be obedient.
    ” But they that wait upon the LORD
    shall renew their strength.” ISA.40:31

    As an earring of gold, and an ornament of find gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. Pro.25:12
    Obey the word of GOD with proper authority
    There is power in obeying what GOD says.

  2. In only a short time Saul disobeyed God and got out of his calling. Saul did not wait on the Lord. Because the man of God tarried Saul took it upon himself to do Samual’s job. We must do what God has called us to do, even if it means waiting upon someone else, especially the man of God. Praise God that the man of God will often not answer a thing quickly but go before the Lord in prayer on our behalf.

  3. iL O V E to Eat the Word for Breakfast

    “Breaking the Law”

    13And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    These scriptures are filled with Saul’s self will and pride.

    *He called some men to fight, sent the others home.
    *He bragged about fighting the Philistines.
    *Saul acted out of pride and self will by stepping into the office of the Priest.
    *He didnt wait on God

    (Proverbs 11:2) When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

    Saul allowed Leviathan to rule over him…

    (Job 41:15) His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
    ***Pride puts scales over your eyes.
    (Job 41:34) He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.

  4. No Blacksmith….No Weapons….No Word……No Chance

    19Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:

    20But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock.

    The Philistines didn’t want Israel to have any chance of fighting back, so all of the blacksmiths were removed. Israel had to depend on the Philistines to sharpen their everyday trade tools in order to work. They were in bondage without the chains.

    The Word of God is the blacksmith in our life. It is the tool used to forge weapons against the enemy. If the Word is ever removed, we have no way to make a weapon to fight with, therefore we have no chance of winning. Satan desires to remove the Word of God from our lives, so that we will have to depend on his resources in order to survive.

    God has not given us the spirit of fear. The Word of God has already been removed from our schools attempting to disallow the next generation a chance of fighting back. We must teach our children the way of the original blacksmith, God’s Word. It is the only thing that will allow this upcoming generations the means of defeating the enemy.

    Protect the Blacksmith (The Word of God)……Win the war!!!

  5. We must stay in our place and do what we are qualified to do,not try to do tthe pastor’s job.God wants us to be good at our job,but we would be very foolish to try to do a job God did not call us to do,because trouble will always be there knocking on the door.Lord help me to stay in my place.

  6. 14But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.
    This scripture was based on disobeidence and rejection like Bro. Jose saud, it was the ideal for future leaders. Men who fail in the hour of decision prove faithless to the sacred trust and stand condemned before a holy God.
    I as well pray to keep my place firm on the ground and will not be shaken.

  7. THE TEST OF FAITH

    11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

    Too often even in situations we face today, we are guilty of taking matters into our own hands. In Saul’s eyes, he had justification to take the matters of the Prophet into his own hands, however there are several discrepencies in doing so:

    1. Saul was man appointed and Samuel was GOD appointed, the sacrifice is HOLLY and was to be offered by the Man GOD appointed. There is grave danger in taking Kingdom matters into your own hands.

    2. Saul blamed the Man of GOD for being late. First of all this reveals the lack of relationship with GOD and his dependency on man, secondly, FAITH is the substance that Saul should have clung to that if the Man of GOD does not show up then the GOD of man will show up.

    3. Saul was losing control of his self appointed army and wanted GOD to do something about it. Saul stated that he “forced” himself to offer a sacrifice. This indicates to me that he had to “override” conviction to break order and authority.

    Saul was given THE TEST OF FAITH and the test of FAITH is always lost to carnality. Saul should have waited until the end of the 7th day.

    We serve an “ON TIME” GOD

    iPray
    iWork
    iBelieve

  8. no way to fight naturally without swords…

    Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:

    no way to fight spiritually without the will of God…

    And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    When God is preceding you in battle you don’t need a sword. I am guessing that they got used God preceding them and forgot what it was like to fight without God in their arsenal.

    Naturally none would go into battle foolishly without the proper weapons.

    How can you fight evil without the word of God.

    For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds

    Alot of times when things are going our way in God we jump out ahead of him. I see this chapter as one to warn us to wait on the word of God.

  9. Power Behind the Iron

    “Not a blacksmith could be found in the whole land of Israel” (vs19). This isn’t because of a lack of know-how, since the first smith, Tubal-Cain, is mentioned way back in Genesis. He worked with bronze and iron (Ge 4:22). It isn’t for lack of resources either, since Israel is a “land where the rocks are iron” (Dt 8:9). The lack of blacksmiths is due to the Philistines control. They close the blacksmiths shops and exile the smiths into their own country. They prohibit by severe penalties, any Israelite from practicing the trade. Not only does this keep the Israelites from making weapons (vs22) but it also allows the Philistines to grow rich off payment for blacsmiths work that needs to be done vs20-21. Yet this didn’t always assure victory (1 Sa 14:13-14). The Philistines forget one thing- which nation has God on its side.

    It doesnt matter if you only have a pitchfork, stone (like David), jar (like Gideon), trumpet, or voice (like at Jericho)…all you need for victory is God. The enemy is going to do everything within its power to keep you from God and the victory that comes through Him. They want to keep you from reading the Word for yourself, going to Church, and most of all getting Engaged with God. They know if we get all the equiptment that we need from God and not this world, then we will become untouchable. The enemy blinds those who are in the world because they are still living for this world, and not dead to it, once we die in Christ we become the Lords and no longer this worlds puppet. Control is what the enemy seeks of the Lords people so let the Enemy quake in his boots, get knowledge: Prv 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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    King James Version

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    1My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
    2So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

    3Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

    4If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

    5Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

    6For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

    7He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

    8He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

    9Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

    10When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

    11Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

    12To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

    13Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

  10. The 3 D’s of Being Replaced:

    1. Don’t submit to the man of God.
    2. Do things out of the will of God.
    3. Disobedience

    V.14 God is looking for your replacement right now…
    In God’s kingdom there will always be order, we serve a perfect God that is always looking out for the best intrest in all of us!! By being out of order we put many lives in danger in where it will bring death(spiritually). Look and see who is with you, who is watching you, and who you are leading. Is it truly worth losing it all because you desire to do it your way and not the Lord’s way? If a king and a kingdom can be replaced, so can you(me). Psalms 86 Msg Version.

  11. The favor was lost because he lost faith. Why because the man of God did not show up at appointed time. Thought he was facing the battle alone. Just because the man was not there does not mean God was.not there! . In the end he was alone. How many people have walked away from God because he put his faith in the man of God instead of God. I know one. Yes, our Pastor is appointed by God to lead, guide and teach us. Yet God is the highest authority there is! Don’t give up on God because he hasn’t given up on you! The man of God is human and has many things to do. He has many sheep to attend to. He cares with all his heart for you but he may not be able to be there in the exact moment you need him. That does not mean that his concern and prayers are not with you. Just because he can not be with you physically does not mean he isn’t with you. But God… is with you 24-7 ….. You know he is with you! Trust and have faith in God.

  12. 13:3 Jonathan attacked the Philistines outpost at Geba, and the Philistines heard about it.Then Saul had the trumpet blown throughout thea d and said,”Let the Hebrews hear”
    —- Did Jonathan had orders from his dad to do that?( I think he did not….)
    13:6 When the men of Israel saw that their situation was critical and that their army was hard pressed,they hid in caves and thickets, among the rocks,and in pits and cisterns.
    —– spirit of fear,confution…took over these people,sometimes we just got to do it afraid and just like them,even thOu our circumstances have us shaking we just need to follow(by the way) follow GOD’s will.
    —–Must have faith in God !
    13:8-11 He waited seven days,the time set by Samuel;but Samuel did not come to Gilgal,and Saul’s men began to scatter.so he said,”Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings.And Saul offered up the burnt offering. Just as he finished making the offering,Samuel arrived and Saul went out to greet him.
    What have you done ? Asked Samuel.

    —-We all have done this,(mistake)some in the past some now(part of the growing in God)….
    -How many times have we been waiting on God,and we “assume” that he has forgotten or that he is taking way too long on a certain matter,and we go ahead and take action and do it our own way?
    —maybe my way way will work better at that time:NO NO NO NO……..
    ——PATIENCE——-PATIENCE——-PATIENCE—— and faith in God.
    —-The end results are never gonna be good if we do things our way.
    “GOD’s way is the way”
    — Psalm 103:17,18 But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    And his righteousness with their children’s children–
    With those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts .
    -And here it is(the consequence,the result of fleshy actions,the result of man’s personal own opinion brought to pass)
    13:13,14 “You acted foolishly,”Samuel said.
    “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you;if you had, he would stablished your Kingdom over Israel for all time.But now your Kingdom will not endure;the “Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him leader of his people,because you have not kept the Lords command.

  13. I appreciate it alot when a person of God corrects me when I’m not following God’s commandments. Thank you for the church. First call upon the Lord then in doubt get confirmation from the church. I love the Lord and all His ways. He doesn’t tell us for our own good to be picky He tells us His love for us and for our protection.

  14. Impatience!!!!

    8 And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him.

    9 And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.

    10 And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.

    11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

    12 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

    13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.

    Men sometimes try to take charge of their lives, do things their way, just because they get tired of waiting for God to do things on His own perfect timing. The results is chaos. The lost of a kingdom. His commandments are applicable today just as before!!! His Kingdom will ENDURE FOREVER AND EVER AMEN.

  15. Verse 13-14 in the MSG read…”That was a fool thing to do,” Samuel said to Saul. “If you had kept the appointment that your God commanded, by now God would have set a firm and lasting foundation under your kingly rule over Israel. As it is, your kingly rule is already falling to pieces. God is out looking for your replacement right now. This time he’ll do the choosing. When he finds him, he’ll appoint him leader of his people. And all because you didn’t keep your appointment with God!” Oh, how we have heard this past month about keeping our Godly appointments! The Lord is so good….I just find it so awesome how he sends different messages by different speakers to reveal his Word to us. In the world, if you miss a scheduled appointment you can be charged for that missed appointment. We must be careful and heed the Word that is being revealed to us before you get charged!!

  16. iLove to eat the Word for Lunch

    The spirit of Korah

    Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. (Jude 1:11 KJV)

    Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the Lord, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them? (Numbers 16:9 KJV)

  17. Bible said without faith is impossible to please God!
    Saul was nervous to be defeated in front of the people, he did not have faith in the Lord of Samuel, he prefered to believe in the Lord of
    Samuel as a second hand. Its important to have our own relashionship with God, to have faith while we are waiting on the trial! In Jesus name we need faith!

  18. 10And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.
    11And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;
    12Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.
    13And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee:

    Many times we get ancy to see our desires come to pass rather than waiting on the Lord. While we need to do the work that has been placed before us, we need to not over step our authority and bring rebuke upon ourselves.

  19. 1 Samuel 13:14
    As it is, your kingly rule is already falling to pieces. GOD is out looking for your replacement right now. This time he’ll do the choosing. When he finds him, he’ll appoint him leader of his people. And all because you didn’t keep your appointment with GOD! ”

    Patience was all Saul needed.

    He was the king but he forgot to keep himself submitted.

    His lack of repentance revealed his heart toward the matter.

    The remedy is real relationship. These were God’s people not Saul’s. Had he truly sought the Lord he would have established his kingdom.

    Because he fought to establish his kingdom and not the Lord’s he lost the the kingdom.

  20. 11And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

    12Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

    13And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    Here we see why we should not put the things of the kingdom in your own hands. Saul may have had the right intentions but he was not authorized spiritually to do what he did. We may want to help people at times or somehow help God but we must make sure that what we do what were are spiritually authorized to do and stay in our place. Or we could have devestating consequences.

  21. U know we have to wait on God and when it does nt happen we want it to r feel like it should then we nd to wait some more. By nt waiting on God is little trust.

  22. v 14 NIV ” But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him leader of his people, because your have not kept he Lord’s command.”

    Saul was still in position but already replaced.

    A reguirement for sound leadership is to have the heart of God.
    Ps 119v2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.

  23. It didn’t take Saul long to go from obedient to disobedient. He made decisions on his own without seeking the counsel of Samuel, or without waiting on Samuel, because what he thought was going to happen didn’t happen in the time frame he thought.

    So many of us get in trouble in the same manner. God doesn’t answer like we thought he would, or at the time we thought he should, so therefore we start making decisions without counsel of His word or Shepherd and then we find ourselves in a mess, just like Saul.

    And worse yet, we don’t take responsibility for our actions, like Saul who blamed the people. Lord help us to develop such a relationship with you that we don’t act out of our own will and decisions, and that we are fearful to be disobedient and listen to people in our lives that are not our leaders or mentors, following after God’s own heart.

    As Saul told Samuel, God was looking for a leader that would search after His heart, and lead in that manner, I want to be that type of leader.

  24. A Word from God.

    13And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.
    14But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.

    We should not take lightly what the Man of God says, because He is the mouth peice of God. Be still and know that He is God.

  25. God was looking for a man after His own heart. Saul let down his defenses and was not prepared for battle. Neither were the people. No smith to shapen impliments for battle. It reminds me of an old song. Oh we must fight,be brave against all evil. Never run or even lag behind. If you will win for God and his might, just keep on the firing line.!! Yes there is a lesson and a spiritual application to this story. I pray!

  26. 12Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

    13And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    What happen to Saul? How did he forget so quickly the commandment of the Lord?

    Verse 12 – I believe is key to Saul’s ultimate demise. Three different times Saul says “I”. “Therefore said I”, “I have not made”, & “I forced myself”.

    Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. -Proverbs 16:18

    Saul had an opportunity to learn a valuable lesson in this situation.

    Obedience is better than sacrifice. It is definitely a lesson that he would regret not learning.

  27. iLove to eat the Word For Supper

    Type of the Antichrist

    The first king Saul was the result of the people wanting a king. He was head and shoulders taller than the other Hebrews. He started off with a spirit of humility but ended up being ruled by the spirit of pride.

    The second king named David is to come in the future chapters…(just as Jesus will come after the antichrist)

  28. I read the blog earlier today but wasn’t sure what to say exactly. During service though while pastor was talking about it I saw it a little more clearly. Saul was full of pride. He was the highest in the kingdom as king only under God but he stepped out of line, out of Gods will, usurping authority. Then his position was stripped from him, he lost his kingdom, and was replaced. Sounds similar to someone else in genesis. Full of pride. Highest position in the kingdom of God only under God but stepped out of Gods will wanting to overthrow the throne. Lucifer lost his position, lost the kingdom of God altogether, and was replaced by the church who willingly praises God.

    Pastor said Samuel came up right after Saul finished the sacrifice and said “somethings burning” and I can imagine the same being said by Jesus when lucifer was cast down.

    Pride cometh before the fall.

  29. I am shocked that Saul made the statement that he “forced” himself to perform the sacrifice. The real reason came out when he went on to say that the people were leaving him and had lost confidence in him. It was his own pride-bottom line. Instead of falling on his knees and crying out for God to sent the correct person-Samuel-he stepped up for the purpose of gaining the confidence of the people he once had and for them to continue to follow him.

  30. Pride always drives a person away from GOD’S path. With each misstep an arrogant man or woman wonders farther into spiritual wilderness
    There is nothing out there but a desolation
    place but. the LORD will gladly a welcome back a wayward follower. Blessing and joy await those who walk in step with HIM.

  31. 9And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.

    In yesterday’s chapter, Saul stepped up and into the will of God. Today, he stepped out and over the will of God by breaching authority and being out of place. We must be careful in our zeal to not overstep God’s will but stay in step with Him.

  32. Worrying is faith in reverse. Saul needed some peace of mind. 2 Peter 1:2 says Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
    We receive this peace through the knowledge of God.
    Strongs defines Knowledge from 1921 means to become fully acquainted with, to acknowledge.
    Our lack of being fully engaged in getting acquainted with God is the answer to the chaos around us, a life full of care and worries. And because of pride we fail to acknowledge that we need Him.

    Oh that I might know Him! I want to be a woman after His own heart!

    Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. (Philippians 4:4-9 KJV)

  33. You always have to remember to stay in the Will of God… When you fall out of place imagine how many others lives you effect in return. It’s not your Will but his and it’s not our timing but Gods timing..

  34. This chapter illustrates season. “And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever. But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.” We must learn to wait upon the Lord, for it is better that the Lord be in it than not. May the good Lord bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

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