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Today’s Word: Saul
Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
3 As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. 4 Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” Acts 9:1-4
We may feel at time that we have been left alone to the deception of the enemy (Satan,) but God is looking on. He sees every hurt and evil act that is inflicted on His children and He will deal with it in His own time.
When others persecute God’s children, it’s like they are persecuting Jesus Himself.
—-Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Acts 9:5
Even though what Saul was doing was evil, he was still loved by God, and that is why God sought to chasten him. Only after Saul was struck blind did his transformation started within him.
Prayer: I pray that we may step out of any darkness that might engulf us, and walk freely in God’s light without Him having to first chasten us. Or if we do have to be chastened by Him, that we would act wisely, and allow ourselves to be transformed as Saul did.
“And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the command of the Lord your God, with which he commanded you. For then the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince over his people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.” 1 Samuel 13:13-14 ESV
“The word of the Lord came to Samuel: ‘I regret that I made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me, and has not carried out my commands.’”1 Samuel 15:10-11
Saul is rejected as King of Israel. Through the prophet Samuel, God honors Israel’s desire to have a king. However, Saul does not follow God and is rejected in favor of David. The Scriptures are fulfilled in preparation for the future birth of the Messiah, Jesus.
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