Text: 1 Samuel 13: 10. And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.
The ways and thoughts of God are not like those of men.
When we try to follow God by our strength and human ability, we’ll fail in our walk with Him.
When God says wait, He means every bit of it.
When God says move, beloved move.
Our breakthrough most times are tied to our obedience.
A little act of disobedience can deny you of a long time awaited miracle.
Just a little patience was what was required of Saul from our anchor text and passage.
As Samuel the prophet of God stayed more than the usual day to come for the sacrifice, Saul took it upon himself, and it was just at that moment, Samuel came.
1 Samuel 13: 8. And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him.
9. And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.
10. And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.
11. And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;
12. Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.
13. And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.
14. But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.
Just a little bit of patience could be what you need.
You don’t have to compromise on your Faith, for God is aware of the challenge, and He’s with you.
We’re not defined by circumstances, but by the standard of God’s word.
Though I weep through the night, I will wait for my joy that comes with the morning.
Though I suffer shame and lack, yet I will not steal and bring shame to the name of God.
If Naomi’s husband Elimelech had known that the land of Moab would be a burial ground for himself and his two sons, he would have patiently waited and seen the hand of God in Bethlehem.
Ruth 1: 1. Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.
2. And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.
3. And Elimelech Naomi’s husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.
4. And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.
5. And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.
Trust in the Lord at all time, and never lean on your own understanding.