09(1Sam 13-14) Cowardice and Courage
V3 – Saul summons additional troops after his son Jonathan stirs the hornets nest.
The sin was not in a king making the offering. Both David and Solomon would do so without a hint of divine rubuke.
The sin was disobeying the word of God through the prophet Samuel (10:8). This was a sin he would commit again (15:26).
Saul’s motivation seemed genuine. His problem was he failed to understand that sacrifice was not necessary to entreat God’s favor.
Obedience is always better than sacrifice (15:22).
Jonathan’s confidence of victory is that he already knows the will of God.