September 1, 2019
Beware the deceitfulness of sin! Although Saul disobeyed the Lord’s command to annihilate the Amalekites, he still expected blessing, and even erected a monument in his own honor. Instead of blessing, though, God rejected Saul as Israel’s king. A final day of judgment awaits us all, warns Alistair Begg. Only by listening to the Lord and obeying His Word can we prepare for Christ’s return and resist the blinding power of sin.
1And Samuel said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore listen to the words of the Lord. 2Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I have noted what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way when they came up out of Egypt. 3Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction1 all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”
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