October 8th, 2016
1 Samuel 15:1-11
It has been said, “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” Perhaps we could add that it is extremely difficult to convince ourselves that we have fooled ourselves. It’s quite easy to justify our positions and actions we take in life, given enough thought. Perhaps we take some pens from the workplace because they have so many that no one really cares. But does that make it right?
Like King Saul, it’s entirely possible that we do things in the name of God that in actuality are for ourselves. Scriptural truth is that, “To obey [God] is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22). There is nothing wrong with sacrificing for God. Yet, are we obedient in doing so?
It’s very important in life to remain humble in all things. It doesn’t matter what position we find ourselves in. Humility and obedience are key factors in following God. This is vitally important when we take on leadership roles. We should live for God and recognize that anything good in us is simply a gift from God.
Author: Gary Huff