1 Samuel 15 & 16 is the story of God choosing a new king due to Saul’s disobedience.
God gave Saul specific orders and Saul did things his way. He then blamed his sin on others.
God then said no more. It says in verse 35, “And the Lord regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.”
Samuel grieved Saul’s disobedience.
God chooses us and gives us specific orders. He gives us beautiful gifts to use in following through with these orders. This makes God’s work joyful.
Why do we turn against it? Samuel tells Saul that “to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.”
How sad to think of the regret and grief I have caused my Lord.
I pray I strive to be more obedient in order to fulfill God’s purpose.
After Saul’s disobedience God sends Samuel to find a new king.
He tells Saul “the Lord looks at the heart.”
Then David is presented to Samuel and anointed.
“And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward.”
The Spirit of the Lord is still as active today. The Holy Spirit is with us from the time of our salvation.
I pray that I will not grieve the Holy Spirit but allow Him to lead me and teach me obedience.