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  • Saul said to Samuel, 'I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of Yahweh, and your words, because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. 1 Samuel 15:24 WEB

    The Lord sent the king Saul on a quest but he failed because of his fear of man. The Lord told Saul through the prophet Samuel to completely wipe out the Amalekites, but for short-term gain, Saul conveniently 'overlooked' the command of the Lord and let his men keep the best cattle, the sheep, and the enemy king as plunder.

    The Lord wanted them all destroyed as they were probably demon-infested just like the swine became in Gerasenes (Mark 5:13). Saul wanted to please the people more than God, so he allowed them to keep the livestock as plunder, so they brought the demons home with them. When they killed the livestock and the demons lost their current house, they just wandered around until they could enter the people around them (Luke 11:24).

    Samuel told Saul 'Because you have rejected Yahweh's word, he has also rejected you from being king.' Then Saul pleaded with Samuel to stay so that he would not be embarrassed in front of the people. What the people would think was on the forefront of his mind, not that he had just lost the kingship. After this, God moved on and anointed David. Where Saul was fearful and failed, David had a strong faith in God and even faced Goliath as a youth, when neither Saul nor anyone in his army would.

    A mentor of mine worked at an electronics repair shop when he was a young man. One day his boss told him to be sure and replace a certain part on every radio that came through, whether it needed it or not, simply because the part was inexpensive and had a good markup. He silently ignored the request and after a couple of weeks, the boss came back and asked him why he was not doing what he had told him.

    My friend was married with young children, so he really needed the job, but he stood his ground and explained to the boss that he was a Christian and he could not do that. He told them that he would understand if they needed to let him go, but that he could not compromise on this because it was wrong, and it was against his faith. They became angry at first, and he thought that he was on his way out. Then instead of firing him, they promoted him and gave him a key to the shop because they knew that he could be trusted.

    If you are ever given a choice between obeying God or man, always choose God. It will work out for your good regardless of what may happen in the short term, for He has your back when you are obedient to His word. The fear of man may bring a short-term gain, but God's plan is for eternity.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please guide me today and help me make the right decisions. Let Your voice ring through in such a way that I cannot miss it, and give me the grace and wisdom to do what is right. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Jul 5
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!

Jul 5
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God help me to always do what’s right. Give me the desire to do your will Lord Amen. 

Jul 5
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Jul 5
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Please God guide us for your glory, Amen 

Jul 5
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen God  way !

Jul 5
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Judith B
Judith B

Heavenly Father I thank you for your grace and mercy and ask that you help me to always be obedient to your will, in Jesus name I pray. Amen 

Jul 5
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

God's way always, Amen!

Jul 5
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father through Your grace and wisdom lead me to do the right thing, give me the opportunity to hear Your voice and follow Your designs. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Glory be to Your Holy name 

Great devotional Pastor, God bless you. 

Jul 5
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you Lord Jesus :)

Jul 5
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Jul 5
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! We need to always listen to the voice of the Lord, even if it is just a light whisper, because He knows all things, He knows what's best for us and He knows the outcome! Oh Lord God, dear Heavenly Father, please help me to always be sensitive to listen and hear your voice and obey by the power of Thy Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus I ask and pray, Amen!

Jul 5
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jul 5
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen! Choosing God over man is always a blessing!!

Jul 7
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Jul 8
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jul 9
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

ALWAYS STAND FERM

Aug 13