1Samuel 15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
Saul has just made one of the biggest mistakes of his life. Earlier he would never have presumed to think that he could make sacrifices and lead worship. Earlier he had hidden himself and had to be sought out. But now God has used him. God has shown His power in and through the life of Saul. Saul is feeling pretty good about himself. He takes too much upon himself and begins to lead worship.
This worship was reserved only for the man of God. Samuel had told Saul to wait on him. Saul is too impatient. Saul moves on in his own strength. Now Samuel comes and lets him know that God will no longer do with him the great things that He had planned to do.
This is a very sad day. Saul has betrayed the trust God had placed in him. Samuel is hurt. God wished He had not placed Saul in this position. Now what is the lesson for us.
God loves us. We are unworthy of all He does for us. When we first got saved we were so grateful. We loved Him so much.
Then we started having some blessings. God started changing us. He started using us. People started respecting us because of all that God is doing in and through us. Now we are so proud of ourselves. We begin to take the goodness of God for granted. We start taking lightly all that God has done. We begin to lift ourselves up and will soon lose all the great blessings or ministry that God wants to do in us.
That is not a threat. It is not because He is mean but without Him we can do nothing. We will only be frustrated. So I challenge you today to run to Him. Express your love for Him and your need of Him. Let God continue to do the great work in you that He is doing.
Enjoy Him and His blessings. Don’t take Him for granted.