Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 15 (day one)
I must be very careful to listen to God. He is exact with His words and His expectations.
Poor Saul (foolish, stubborn Saul) thought that obedience to God was an approximate thing. If he did “some” of what God said, it would equal obedience.
“I DID obey the voice of the Lord”, he protested in 1 Samuel 15:20. “I went on the mission, brought back Agag and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.” Even when confronted, he did not recognize or repent the rebellion involved in doing only the part of God’s will that made sense to him.
God does not ask me to agree with Him. He does not allow me to pass His commandments through a filter of my own opinion. He calls me to obey.
I must be very careful to listen to God. Pray without ceasing. Pray for those who persecute you. Rejoice always. In every communication, He means what He says.