Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Daily Wisdom

1 Sam 15:23 “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”

King Saul entrapped himself in a sin (rebellion and stubbornness towards God’s word) that is just as prevalent today as it was in Saul’s day. It’s called a “lack of faith.”

According to Hebrews 11:6, honoring the word of God and giving God the last say is what please God the most. Thus, the opposite of faith is a callous, often stiff-necked, rebellion towards God’s word.

Now the reason Saul had such a “lack of faith” is because he was more interested in what man thought of him than what God thought of him (vs 24).  What Saul lacked, in essence, was basic God-given wisdom, which is based upon God’s Word (Pro 2:1-6 and Psa 111:10).

Creature rebellion against its Creator (the Word – Jn 1:1, 14) is rebellion against the very source of his own existence. It’s like the scent of a flower rebelling to destroy the flower… is it no wonder God rejected Saul!

HSAY… Todd