Dear Amazing Reader,
Welcome to a brand new week! The first full week in February 2020; may it bring your way a deluge of blessings in Jesus name.
Over the weekend, I was reminded of a vital lesson which I’ll be sharing in today’s meditation. It’s premised on 1 Samuel 15– Prophet Samuel had passed down God’s instructions to Saul; he was to completely destroy the Amalekites, but he decided to spare some things he considered good in order to sacrifice to God. This is the background to the popular verse 22 “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.“
Lesson 1: Obedience to God might not make sense logically, but once you are sure it’s God instructions, your blessings lie in adhering to every detail.
Lesson 2: In Verse 28, Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to one of your neighbors—to one better than you.“
It is important to note that serving God in whatever capacity is a privilege and we should never undermine it. Saul thought he was doing God a favour by offering sacrifices, forgetting that God chose him as King regardless of his background. Prophet Samuel was therefore quick to remind him that there is always a better neighbor.
In effect, we must guard jealously whatever assignments God has placed in our hands. We must beware of pride. We must never consider ourselves the best of God’s options because there is always a better neighbor- one better than you by every possible standard.
God help us in Jesus name, Amen!