June 3, 2024 – 1 Samuel 15:1-9

June 3, 2024 – 1 Samuel 15:1-9


As you read these verses you might catch yourself thinking, “Saul will you ever learn?”  God gave an express commandment to destroy everything, yet Saul’s pride and rebellious spirit once again led him to disobedience.  It’s easy for us to sit back and judge when we see Saul’s short sidedness. 


Yet, how often do we know God’s Word and choose a different path?


How often do we seek God’s will, saying “not my will but thine” only to have our own way in our own time? 


How do we truly become selfless and live out “less of me and more of Thee?” 

Join me in prayer as we travel this journey of trust and faith that God’s plan for us is true, right and intentional.      



15 And Samuel said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore listen to the words of the LORD.  2  Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘I have noted what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way when they came up out of Egypt.  3  Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”

4  So Saul summoned the people and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand men on foot, and ten thousand men of Judah.  5  And Saul came to the city of Amalek and lay in wait in the valley.  6  Then Saul said to the Kenites, “Go, depart; go down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them. For you showed kindness to all the people of Israel when they came up out of Egypt.” So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.  7  And Saul defeated the Amalekites from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt.  8  And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive and devoted to destruction all the people with the edge of the sword.  9  But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep and of the oxen and of the fattened calves and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them. All that was despised

and worthless they devoted to destruction.



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