Topic: Stop Celebrating Disobedience [Tuesday July 4, 2017]
“But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.” 1 Samuel 15:21
Samuel was grieved about Saul and he cried to the Lord all night. That is the sign of a good shepherd. It grieves his heart when he sees disobedience being celebrated in the midst of his flock.
When Saul finally saw Samuel after the war against the Amalekites, he said to him I have done all that God said I should do. Samuel replied and said if you have done all that God said, who is the owner of this slippers? You claim to have done all God said but your tithe record is betraying you. You claim to have done all God said but I can see you and your husband are not on talking terms. Saul said to Samuel we have brought these ones to make sacrifice to God. These ones are too good to be destroyed. They are good to be used for the service of the Lord. That wasn’t the instruction. But the instruction is to wipe out everything.
Saul’s excuse sounds spiritual but it is really not spiritual. It sounds like it, shouts like it, dances like it but there is no atom of obedience. The Lord is not interested in what you are saying. The question is, are you obedient? Anyone can profess to be a Christian but how obedient are we? Your secular job is not your vocation. Your real vocation here on earth is to serve the Lord. God spoke to Moses concerning the children of Israel while they were still in slavery and said to bring them out of the land of Egypt that they may serve me. The reason God saved you is to serve him. That is your full time job on earth. Therefore, in your work place you are an apostle for God.
Beloved, there are things that we do not need to pray about. All we need to do is just to obey and key into it.
Further Reading: Isaiah 1:19 John 2:1-10
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Job 28-29; Evening- Acts 13:1-25
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.