Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 28:3-20; 31:1-6 (day five) 

At the end, Saul’s life is empty, miserable, and meaningless. It is lacking. What is missing?  

Trust in God. He chooses to follow his own path over and over rather than follow God’s guidance. It was a trust issue. Saul was always looking for a solution rather than trying to find the Lord Himself. 

Satisfaction in God. Saul was never content. Being God’s king was never enough. He was restless to get more wealth and monuments instead of destroying the Amalekites. He was not at peace with being God’s king in the moment, rather he tried to secure his future instead of being fulfilled in his current role as king.

Both of these missing pieces lead us to the ultimate conclusion, Saul did not know God. Regardless of his spiritual fervor, Saul’s lack of trust and satisfaction reveal a heart that is unaware of God’s gracious love and His strength and power.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

One thought on “Lacking”

  1. I am convinced that we just simply cannot find satisfaction or strength within ourselves. Even at our lowest, have hope, confidence, and trust in God and His process for solutions as He loves us, sinners, so much that He sent His only son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross to save us from sins.

    God is at work even though we don’t see or hear from Him. Just like everything else, there is a process for each request we submit. God has His own process so all we have to do is to trust His process and wait on Him. We can be assured that if we turn to God, seek and ask Him through prayers, He will work in us, both to will and to work for His glory and His good pleasure.

    Trust and satisfaction go hand-in-hand. Trust is a critical element in everything we do. Without trust, there is no relationship. Without trust or the lack of trust, all communications will shut down. Trust God first and we will find Him.

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