2021 Day 102 – 1 Samuel 15-17

2021 Day 102 – 1 Samuel 15-17

In this section of scripture we see another instance of Saul’s insubordination. Saul had been commanded to destroy all of Amalek.  Saul and his people instead decided to save some of the best animals for themselves.  When confronted by Samuel, Saul tried to say he had done as he was commanded.  Samuel knew better.  “And Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears and the lowing of the oxen that I hear?” (1Samuel 15:14)  Samuel let Saul know how God felt about his actions.  “And Samuel said, “Has 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 listen than the fat of rams.” (1Samuel 15:22) We are not under the old Law so we are not required to offer animal sacrifices, but we are commanded to obey. “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (John 14:15 ESV) 

Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 15-17

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