MONDAY, MAY 9
Scripture: Acts 13:19-21
Before David,, God gave a king to Israel and that king was Saul. Saul was told to go and totally destroy the Amalekites because they were longstanding enemies of God. But Saul only partially obeyed. God said to Samuel that it grieved Him so much, He had to replace Saul. God gave the Promised Land to Israel and distributed the land to them by allotment. Acts 13:19-21 says, “And when He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land to them by allotment. After that He gave them judges for about four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet. And afterward they asked for a king; so God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king,…” So why did God have to remove Saul? Saul did not obey His Word and did not complete God’s assignment for him. Saul represents a failed generation – a generation that only partially does what God asks them to do but by and large, fails in the full purpose for their generation. We do not want to be those people and we do not have to be. We can follow the example of King David. It is available and everything that is necessary has already been given to us in Scripture. The question is, what are we going to do with it?