Read 1 Samuel 31 – Saul, his three sons (including David’s best friend, Jonathon) and his troops are conquered by the Philistines. Saul actually sees that there is no escape, and falls on his own sword, as does his armor bearer. The Philistines go to barbaric measures in celebration of their victory. Jabesh-gilliad, from the tribe of Benjamin, rallied their warriors, retrieved the bodies of Saul and his sons, and gave them an honorable burial. Then they fasted for seven days and 1 Samuel ends. Kind of. The book of Samuel was originally one, but later divided due to its length.
We will pick up 2 Samuel tomorrow. For today though, reflect on what the Lord wants to teach you through the life of king Saul. He had the Lord’s favor, and rejected Him, and the Lord removed His favor. Saul’s life was a wreck from then on, ego, paranoia, and pride ruled Saul’s heart. Is anything standing between you and the Lord? Are you trying so hard to be king of your world – that you are rejecting the true King, Jesus? Don’t be like Saul. Repent and return, Jesus is right there with so much LOVE to pour over you! ☝️🙇♀️🙏🏻❤🙏🏻🙇♂️☝️