And Samuel said,
“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices,
as in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
and to listen than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22
So much of my early life, I was disobedient to the Lord. Often, I was afraid of man and what he may think of me like Saul alluded to in 1 Samuel 15:24. Other times I was disobedient for my selfish reasons; I realize that the loss has been mine. Obedience is so that God can elevate our lives and increase our trust with Him and prepare us for work in the Kingdom. It ultimately blesses us.
God regretted ever making Saul king (15:35), because he disobeyed and justified it, by saying he would offer a sacrifice from the spoils he brought back. God told him to completely destroy those wicked people, and war against them until you have wiped them out (15:18).
When God has regret, there are consequences. God then used Samuel to finish what Saul started and then He lifted the anointing off of Saul and chose another King.
What area in your life is God clearly giving you instruction. Be courageous & obey! He will move on your behalf when you surrender and obey.
Obedience synchronizes acceleration in the waiting process.
It is more delightful to flourish and be lifted up in the blessing than to walk in correction and repair.
God desires to bless you and increase you - it's up to you the direction you take.
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