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Saul Destroyed His Destiny
Obedience- The Way To Life
He wants you to obey because He wants you to walk on The Path Of Life
“I am the way........”
The Way To Your God Given Destiny
Illustration- Australia- Africa
-Brings The Kingdom
“Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done..”
-Shuts The Devil Down
-Makes You A Friend Of God
Why Did We Disobey?
“Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD? Why did you swoop down on the spoil, and do evil in the sight of the LORD?””
3 Causes Disobedience
Pride, Profit, Peer Pressure
OT. arrogant, swelled head
NT. Haughty, To Lift Self Up Above Other
Def. With a negative connotation pride refers to a foolishly and irrationally corrupt sense of one's personal value, status or accomplishments
NASB “Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.”
Satan Fell Through Pride
NKJV. “So when Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul, it was told Samuel, saying, “Saul went to Carmel, and indeed, he set up a monument for himself; and he has gone on around, passed by, and gone down to Gilgal.””
Monument To Self—- Look & Listen To How Good I Am
What Happened To “Look What God Has Done”?
Prides Language
Self Exaltation- I, Me, My
Prides Fruit
Failure To Admit Fault
NKJV “And Saul said to Samuel, “But I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and gone on the mission on which the LORD sent me, and brought back Agag king of Amalek; I have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.”
Blame Others
The Blame Game
“But the people took of the plunder, sheep and oxen, the best of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice to the LORD your God in Gilgal.””
Causes God To Oppose Us
...Resist- To Oppose, Be Against-
NKJV “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.””
Prevents His Salvation-
People can’t receive His salvation till they bend the knee.
God Wants To rescue us from our messes
Take The Glory For What God Does
“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
Gifts/ Talents Come From God
Gift- Given
God Wants Great Success For You
But With Success Glory Needs To Go To God.
Our Success Is To Glorify God
NKJV “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
We Are Not Designed To Take The
Taking The Glory Will Destroy You
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I Received A Lot Of Praise
NKJV “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”
NKJV “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.””
- God Lifts Us Up
- God Gives Grace & Favor
“Samuel said, “Is it not true that even though you were small (insignificant) in your own eyes, you were made the head of the tribes of Israel? And the LORD anointed you king over Israel,”
Mission— NKJV “Now the LORD sent you on a mission, and said, ‘Go, and utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.’”
Saul Had A Higher Purpose But He Failed To See Or Understand It.
God Wants You To Experience Great Success
But With Success Glory Needs To Go To God
1Sam3:2 There was a dearth in the land of the Word Of the Lord.
That doesn’t mean there wasn’t a whole lot of versus.
Saul was listening to a whole lot of voices but had not learnt to focus on the right voice.
“Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.”
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