“A man who hardens his neck after much reproof will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.”–Proverbs 29:1
“Be careful how you listen; for whoever has (by means of listening), to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have (by means of not listening), even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.”–Jesus (Luke 8:18)
Reflection on Saul’s life and death brings one clear conviction to my heart. I must be careful to listen to God. Must pay attention to what He is saying, not assume that I know, or give equal heed to others. I must treat HIS words with holy respect. His WORDS.
Saul never learned this lesson and the lack of it led him (and his family) to emptiness and destruction.
“My words are Spirit and life” said Jesus. Saul’s story creates urgency and hope in me–in every situation to seek the Lord and listen to Him.