Daily Verse : 1 Samuel 13 : 8-14
Key Verse : 1 Samuel 13 : 13 : And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you. For now the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.
Throughout the old testament, God’s commandment was being sent forward through his prophet. Even when it reached to Saul’s period, when He became the first King of Israel. God conveyed His commandment through a prophet named Samuel. In the word of God that we just read, God revealed the unrighteousness doing that was done by Saul because he was prideful and disobedient to the word of God. Saul was supposed to wait for Samuel to come and offer the sacrifice, but because Samuel did not arrive, with proud he offered the sacrifice ahead of time. He did this because he thought that his position as king is the same position as a prophet. He was very egoistic and did not honor Samuel, nor did he obey God’s word which means he also did not honor God. What Saul had done resulted in division between him and Samuel and it made God’s heart rejected Saul to be a king over Israel. Pridefulness can result separation. As God’s children, let us be aware of one another with humble heart towards one another.
Pride will destroy unity and make the blessings of God dissapear from our lives.
Daily Action :
I will test my heart today, will I be proud of myself to the point where I compare my strengths to someone else’s weaknesses and this can lead to pridefulness. If my heart experienced this today, I will ask God for the repentance.
Daily Declaration :
Psalms 25 : 9 : The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way.
Daily Prayer :
I will lift prayers and thanksgiving for America at the prayer tower together with my friends in faith.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 CORINTHIANS 9-11