Tuesday, February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

God will use whatever means necessary to administer justice. The Old Testament is full of good guys killing bad guys. However, the “good” guys aren’t that good; they have their own sins, and God will deal with them in his way. God told Saul to destroy all of the Amalekites, men, women, children, and all their animals. However, Saul disobeyed God and saved the king and all their herds for themselves. I’m not sure what he was going to do with the king, but after Samuel told Saul that God was sorry that he had ever appointed him to be king and that he was going to replace him, he told the Amalekite king he was going to make his mother childless as he had done to so many Israelite mothers and he took a sword and hacked him into pieces. Some may wonder why we need a Savior; this is a good example of why. Rather than receive the punishment we deserve in this lifetime and the next, Jesus covers our sins so we are not utterly destroyed like the Amalekites. If you take advantage of Jesus and continue to sin, it’s shameful. Repent and turn away from it! Many of your blessings are lost due to sin and disobedience. We should all try and do better. 

And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 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. 1 Samuel 15:22-23

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