chronological day 103 :)

Please read 1 Samuel chapters 15, 16, and 17:1-31.  What are you thinking about today?  Leave a comment and let’s visit!

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The Amalekites have been a thorn in Israel’s side ever since they descended from Esau.  Even though I dearly love a history lesson, I’ll spare you!

“Samuel said to Saul, “God sent me to anoint you king over his people, Israel. Now, listen again to what God says. This is the God-of-the-Angel-Armies speaking: ‘I’m about to get even with Amalek for ambushing Israel when Israel came up out of Egypt. Here’s what you are to do: Go to war against Amalek. Put everything connected with Amalek under a holy ban. And no exceptions! This is to be total destruction—men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys—the works.’” (1 Samuel 15:1-3 MSG)

We have to remember this particular day, when Saul exchanges his judgement for God’s judgement. Rather than utterly destroying the Amaleks, Saul kept alive what he thought was best – unfortunately this act of disobedience is going to come back and haunt him later.   Put a bookmark here, we’ll re-visit it later.

Shortly after Saul’s disobedience and rejection as king, we see Samuel mourning for Saul, but God tells him to get up and get going:

“God addressed Samuel: ‘So, how long are you going to mope over Saul? You know I’ve rejected him as king over Israel. Fill your flask with anointing oil and get going’ ” (1 Samuel 16:1 MSG)

I think I’ve done that before too, mourned over something that God was done with in my life.  When God tells us to move along, we ought to move forward and keep our eyes on Him and what’s next!

One thought on “chronological day 103 :)

  1. Ralph Madrigal says:

    1 Samuel 15:12 “Early the next morning Samuel went to find Saul. Someone told him, “Saul went to the town of Carmel to set up a monument to himself”
    Seems that Saul was so involved in his pursuit to be King and rein Victorious in battle that the instruction of the Lord did not ring truth in his eyes. Saul took it upon himself to modify the arrangement between his understanding and the Lords. Such disobedience!
    1 Samuel 16:7
    But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him”. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. David I imagine was the runt of the brothers being the youngest so Jesse put up his first son strapping and tall thinking he is worthy. GOD doesn’t look at our shell, he knows our heart.
    Thank you Lord for knowing my heart and the struggle that I want to defeat so when I am standing in front of you, you will know my name.

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