Monday 30 December 2013

Monday of Week 2 Year 2

If God were to instruct you to do something, would you do it? Most of us would say yes immediately, but whether we follow through with what we say and get the task done is a different matter. Sometimes God may be asking us to do something which we find unpleasant or not according to our hopes and dreams. When such a situation happens, how would we respond? It is easy to say that we love God and would obey Him, but in reality, how many of us really and honestly do so?

In today's reading, Samuel warned Saul that Saul had disobeyed God's command. Samuel said: "Is the pleasure of the Lord in holocausts and sacrifices or in obedience to the voice of the Lord? Yes, obedience is better than sacrifice, submissiveness better than the fat of rams. Rebellion is a sin of sorcery, presumption a crime of teraphim." Because of Saul's disobedience, God rejected Saul as king, since Saul had rejected the word of the Lord. We too could fall into the same situation if we refuse to listen and obey God's command. Are we ready to change our stubborn ways and walk humbly in God's presence? Or have our hearts become so hardened and obstinate?

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