KEY SCRIPTURE :1 Samuel 13:13 KJV” 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 forever”.
King Saul and the armies of Israel were on a battle field against the armies of the Philistines. A sacrificial offering had to be made unto the Lord before they went into that battle. Prophet Samuel had told Saul to wait till he comes to make that sacrifice. Saul waited for a week and the men of Israel had started scattering because of the enemies. King Saul in the light of the pressure on him, decided to make the sacrifice himself, something he knew very well, he was not supposed to do. The Lord said to Saul, through Samuel that, because he had not been patient to wait for the will of God to be perfected, the throne had been taken from him and given to another man.
When it comes to doing the will of God, never attempt to help God. King Saul wanted to help God by offering the sacrifice that Samuel should have done. Some people could not wait on God to bless them with a baby, but rather went for other women, to get babies for them. Abraham and Sarah agreed to help fulfill the will of God, by going for Hagar, Sarah’s maid. The result was Ishmael, of whom the Bible described as follows: “And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren”. (Gen 16:12).
We are all aware of the descendants of Ishmael and the absolute fulfillment of this prophecy even in our days. In the fulness of time Sarah, although very old yet she got pregnant and gave birth to Isaac.
Dear brother or sister never get discouraged in waiting for God. The Bible said when we allow patience to have her perfect work, we would intend be perfect and would not lack anything. (James 1:4) The will of God is God’s perfect standard for a victorious life. When men fail to do the will of God they always end up with negative repercussions. The youth in courting must wait for the marriage to be blessed before sex. The cause of the poor foundation of most marriages is the inability for the man and woman to keep from premarital sex.
The way of God is the path of life. I continually live to please the Lord and l am ready to wait on him, no matter how long it takes. Doing His will is life.
Prov 3:5 KJV “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”.
Prov. 14:12 KJV” There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”