Don’t Be Impatient 2
“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. 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; 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. 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.”
1 Samuel 13:10-14.
Yesterday we saw that through impatience, Saul offered the burnt offering the Prophet Samuel was meant to offer because the people were moving away or scattering from him because Samuel had not come to offer the sacrifice as he said he would.
Our opening scripture shows us that immediately he was through offering the sacrifice, the Prophet Samuel came. This should teach you that at the point you are most tempted to give up, know that you are closest to the fulfilment of your vision.
Finally, the result of this act of impatience by Saul made him lose the throne because he yielded to the pressure to please people rather than to please God.
Please read Colossians 4:17, 2 Timothy 4:7-8 and ask God to give you grace to finish your course without reproach.
For further study, read:
Galatians 1:10, Ephesians 6:5-8, 1 Thessalonians 2:4-6.
Doing the Word
Judge yourself and repent from every compromise of divine instruction because of the pressure to please men other than to please God.