Obedience Brings Life
June 4, 2023
Today, we're taking a crash course on King Saul, whose life was something like a Greek tragedy. Saul started as a regular man in the tribe of Benjamin. God selected him to be the first king of Israel when the people begged for a ruler to be appointed over them. Saul was strong, good looking, and everything the people wanted in a king... until he disobeyed God's instructions on how he should deal with a very wicked enemy.
When God sends Samuel to confront Saul about his actions, he explains that God desires obedience over sacrifice. From this text we learn that obedience is important and disobedience is often tragic.
The Holy War Notes that David referenced can be found in the Choose Life Sermon Series, Lesson 8: "Am I Good Enough?" here: https://www.northboulevard.com/sermon/08-am-i-good-enough%3F
Find David's Book "Resilient" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Resilient-Standing-Firm-Hostile-World/dp/1959467050
Key Text: 1 Samuel 15:1-28