1 Samuel 15
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? Romans 6:16
Obedience can be a tough command. Saul discovered this, and in 1 Samuel we learn that he failed the test of obedience miserably. As a result of his disobedience, God took steps to remove him from Israel’s throne. The Lord commanded sacrifices to be done a certain way. Yet Saul disobeyed God’s instruction, citing the fact that he was afraid of the people.
Peer pressure is deadly and tempts us to turn from what is right. In addressing Saul’s error, the prophet Samuel told him: “To obey is better than sacrifice.”
Oswald Chambers affirmed, “It is a great deal better to fulfill the purpose of God in your life by discerning His will than to perform great acts of sacrifice.”
It was extremely important for Saul to remain true to the Lord’s commands and not compromise his life before God. Each of us will be tested just as Saul was. You may not be a king or a ruler, but you are a child of God. And He demands obedience. To settle for anything less is to miss His will.
Many think they can compromise their lives with sin, and nothing will happen. But sin carries with it HORRENDOUS CONSEQUENCES!
God knows the temptation you are facing has the power to destroy your life. But He has provided a greater way of escape through His Word and the power of His Holy Spirit. Cry out to Him. He is your Defender.
Forgive me, Lord, for disobeying You. I cry out to You. You are my Defender.