|Jumping ahead of God will bring personal regrets, and can effect future opportunities.|
King Saul panicked as some of his troops scattered as the powerful Philistine army gathered against Israel.
Saul did not want to enter the battle without God's blessings (good), but he did not wait for Samuel the Priest to offer the sacrifice (bad) and ask God's blessings as was to role of the priest, not the role of the king. Look at what King Saul said:
I Samuel 13:12-13:
12 therefore I said, 'Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the LORD.' So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering."
|13 Samuel said to Saul, "You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, for now the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.|
Such a sad way to start out as the first human king over Israel.
Christians, today we will face numerous decisions. Instead of jumping the gun and getting ahead of God, let us stop and get clear direction from God and then follow Gods directions.
Why suffer at the end of the day with hours or even years of regret when we can simply take a few minutes and experience God's victory.
FYI: God gave Israel the victory that day, but Saul was on his way out.
Christians, get the victory and continue in your progress versus decline.
Last thing: pray for the spiritual healing of America.
Pastor Kennedy (MZO)