Posts tagged ‘king saul’

Would You Know God, Pt 1?

The reason “pride goeth before destruction” (Proverbs 16:18), is due solely to the fact that pride replaces fear. The two cannot coexist. It is one or the other. Which lives in you? Which lives in me? We cannot have both. We either want to live in fear of the Lord or we will live in proud ignorance.

Continue Reading May 12, 2021 at 1:52 PM 3 comments

King Saul vs King David – Lessons in Character & Integrity

Instead of thinking we are better than Saul (or David), we need to examine ourselves so that we are guarded against problems that attack every Christian. We also cannot rest on the fact that the Holy Spirit lives within us sealing us unto the day of redemption. We need look no further than the Corinthians to know that though they “prophesied” and spoke in “tongues,” they were extremely carnal, selfish, and lacked integrity and godly character. 

Continue Reading April 3, 2018 at 11:34 AM

1 Samuel 15 To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice

Is that sad or what? Imagine being Saul and hearing those words. Tragic. However, we need to read those words and also take them to our own hearts. We think that because we do things that are sacrificial, God is pleased. Ultimately, God wants our obedience. Samuel says “to obey is better than sacrifice…” This means to obey from the heart. We are to do all that the Lord requires of us. This is essentially what we are promising to do when we become Christians in the first place. God wants our obedience and He wants to see it from our hearts, doesn’t He? We all know this is true, but it is difficult to follow through at times.

Continue Reading March 24, 2018 at 10:38 AM

Speaking the Truth in Love

It’s easy for us to judge. It’s easy to want to pray the type of imprecatory prayer that David prayed. He can be excused because he did not have the entirety of Scripture at his disposal as we do. However, the Christian’s strength is in seeking God, in submitting ourselves to Him and allowing Him and His love for the lost work in and through us in order to reach the lost of this world. That is how He set things up and that is how He expects us to move through this world.

Continue Reading June 29, 2017 at 12:40 PM


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