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1 Samuel 15:22-31

Does God desire great sacrifice
From those who don’t obey?
Is a burnt offering greater
Than doing what He might say?

King Saul felt repentant
For choices that he made.
But was his heart repentant
Or was he just afraid?

Afraid of losing status
In the minds of those he rules.
Afraid of being humbled
And cast among the fools.

He seems to seek the comfort
Of having Samuel near-
Tearing the prophets’ garment
But not seeming to shed a tear.

When we come to worship
Are we seeking the presence of God?
Or have we become content to seek
An enthusiastic facade?

Saul worshiped the God of Samuel
But never took God as His own
Which is why God looks to Jesse next
For someone to fill the throne.

1 Samuel 15:10-21

There are some bits of scripture
That can make us insecure,
Even if we’re involved in good things
And feel like we’re living pure.

Even if God called us
Forever changing our direction –
What if God regrets His call
Upon closer inspection?

What if my response
To all the Lord has entrusted
Makes Him regret to have chosen me
& if His plan I’ve busted?

But just because it’s possible
Does not mean it will start.
These aren’t questions on the radar
Of a disappointing heart.

If you’re humbly nervous
About disappointing Jesus
We’re reminded here – don’t ignore God
(Or hack a man to pieces.)

Turn away from pride,
To God only should you kneel.
Obey what He’s made clear
And live toward His Love revealed.

For there was one who pleased God
He calls us – “follow me.”
He has given us His Spirit
And from sin has set us free.

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