SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Scripture: I Samuel 15:21-26
In verses 21-26 we find that Saul lost three things. Number one, he lost his office. That is in verse 23, “The Lord also has rejected you from being king”. ‘Being King’ is an office. ‘Over Israel’ in verse 25 is the call. ‘Being king’ is the office, ‘over Israel’ is the call for the office, because if you lose the office but do not lose the call, God can restore your office. We know that is true because it happened to David. For a short period of time Absalom took the office but because Absalom did not have the call, David got his office back. Third and finally is I Samuel 16:14-the anointing to walk in the office and fulfill the call. Saul lost that also. It does not pay not to listen to God’s wisdom and rule obediently whenever God may call. We must take the rule of the Spirit in every situation where we find ourselves. God ordained us to rule and to forfeit that does not please the Lord. It is, in truth, being Saul-like.