Week 13 Day 4
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
1 Samuel 6The Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person. 7 Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you.
9 As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul’s heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day.
Saul the first king of Israel had it all going for him. He was tall, he was handsome, he was intelligent, and he was obedient…at first. What happened to Saul? If you read his story you will find that being king, just plain went to his head. He got conceited, he got overly confident in his power. He mimicked the actions of the kings of pagan nations all around him. He became willful and disobedient. Saul was doomed because he would not humble himself before the one who had changed his heart.
So what? We all “know” the story. We all understand the warning. Notwithstanding all of the theological debate that has centered around Saul and his fate there is the issue of our own hearts. How large a part does humility before God play n your every day life. Perhaps that is the biggest mystery of all. We possess perhaps the greatest gift that has ever been given to humankind, the love and forgiveness of God. All he has asked in return is that we offer ourselves to him daily as “living sacrifices” (Romans 12:1) sharing in humility our love for our Savior God Jesus. Be careful then that you do not take the path of Saul and grow arrogant and self-willed in our lives before the Father.