NO MORE EXCUSES
1 Samuel 15:26-30 (NLT2) But Samuel replied, “I will not go back with you! Since you have rejected the LORD’s command, he has rejected you as king of Israel.” As Samuel turned to go, Saul tried to hold him back and tore the hem of his robe. And Samuel said to him, “The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to someone else—one who is better than you. And he who is the Glory of Israel will not lie, nor will he change his mind, for he is not human that he should change his mind!”
Then Saul pleaded again, “I know I have sinned. But please, at least honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel by coming back with me so that I may worship the LORD your God.”
Saul excuses had come to an end. It was the time of reckoning. God wasn’t rejecting Saul as a person: the king could still seek forgiveness and restore his relationship with God, but it was too late to get his kingdom back. If you do not act responsibly with what God has entrusted you with, eventually you will run out of excuses and you too could lose your position, your income, your reputation,or more.
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Daily devotional written by Pastor Lynn Sasser.