Tuesday 5th November, 2019
Passage: I Samuel 15: 10 – 23
Rebellion is opposing constituted authority either of parents, Church or Nation. Rebellion occurs when someone feels he has arrived, he/she is wiser than his/her Creator or leader and he/she is above being instructed.
God chose and anointed Saul as the king of Israel on the request of the people. The purpose of Saul’s choice as king was to fight war and destroy the enemies of God’s people. God instructed him to destroy all living things in Amalek: human beings and animals. Instead of Saul to obey the Word of God, he hearkened to his own instinct and rebelled against the Lord. He spared Agag, king of Amalek, took the best sheep and oxen which he had been instructed to destroy. Saul felt that since he was the king, he had “arrived” and could decide on what to do without recourse to the Word of God. God therefore regretted appointing Saul king of Israel.
Brothers and Sisters, as you go about your work, business and studies today, know that rebellion against the instruction of God leads to:
(a) Rejection (I Sam. 15: 26)
(c) Regret of one’s action
(d)Failure in life’s ventures
It is very unfortunate seeing a lot of people rebelling against the Word of God. Some practise homosexuality, all forms of ritual killings and shedding of blood which are against the Word of God. It is important for us to know that no excuse can exonerate anyone who rebels against the word of God.
MEMORY VERSE: 1 Samuel 15: 23 “Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the Word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”
HYMN: EMHB 516 -WHEN we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word
PRAYER: Lord, rebuke the spirit of rebellion against Your commands in the Church and the nation and make our hearts Your dwelling place over more in Jesus’ name. Amen. ways by which the Word of God we hear can be profitable to us.
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