Today in my reading I finished the book of 1 Samuel. Samuel the priest and judge had already died; and now Saul the first king of Isreal dies; or rather kills himself.
Let’s consider the difference between these two men. Saul was inconsistent; disobedient; and all about self. His heart was not for God but for his own desires. Samuel on the other hand was consistent, obedient, and he had a heart for God’s will and a genuine desire for God. Saul was dedicated to himself; Samuel was dedicated to God.
Having a successful spiritual life like that of Samuel consists of stacking obedient days one on top of the other…like bricks. Each brick of obedience may be small in itself, but over time the bricks pile up and suddenly you have a wall of strong character and consistent obedience. How is your wall coming?
Lord, we ask that You help us to be consistent followers of You. Help us to be strong in the faith each day. We want to be more like Samuel and less like Saul. Guide us back on track when we stumble off of the path You have set before us. We genuinely desire You Lord. Thank You for showing us the right way. In Jesus’ precious Name, amen.