God’s Plan: Worth Following – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional March 9th

(Refuse All Forms Of Disobedience To Divine Instructions)

TO THE BIBLE: Proverbs 16:25 ESV
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.”

The story of Saul in 1 Samuel 15 serves as a powerful lesson about the consequences of disobedience to God’s specific instructions. God had given Saul a clear directive to completely destroy the Amalekites, sparing nothing, including people, animals, and possessions.

However, Saul and the people selectively destroyed things and kept some spoils for themselves, going against God’s explicit command.

Displeased with Saul, God said, “I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me and has not performed my commandment…” (1 Samuel 15:11 ESV).

Wow, that’s regrettable for Saul! Though he was the king, and the people were supposed to follow him while he was expected to follow the Lord, he disobeyed God’s direct instructions repeatedly.

It’s bad enough that he didn’t follow the clear instructions God gave him; he also refused to take responsibility for his actions, blaming the people instead.

This is what he said when Samuel the prophet confronted him about his error: “…The people spared the best of the sheep and oxen to sacrifice to the Lord your God; but the rest we have completely destroyed” (1 Samuel 15:15 NASB).

Don’t live like Saul because he missed out on God’s plan following his willful disobedience. Subsequently, the Bible says, “…The Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the Lord troubled him” (1 Samuel 16:14).

Some people pursue ambitions that have no connection with the purpose of God for their lives. They’re not yielding to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Always follow God’s instructions; follow His Word, His plans, and His guidance. Follow what the Spirit tells you to do. He unveils mysteries and divine secrets to you; He helps you discover yourself in God’s dream.

Whatever idea or plan you have, be sure it’s consistent with His Word—His perfect will. Give yourself completely to the lordship and guidance of His Word.

His Word is light, and if you follow Him in the Word, you’ll not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life! You’ll be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.

Go Deeper
Psalm 119:105; Ephesians 2:10 AMPC; Jeremiah 7:23

I’m fully yielded to the guidance of the Holy Spirit and His Word, for His Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path, by which He leads me in the paths of success, victory, and boundless joy! Hallelujah!

Daily Bible Reading
Mark 14:1-26, Numbers 24-26
Matthew 21:18-32, Exodus 18

Through your words to the Lord, submit your plans for your life to God because you know He has better ones in store for you.

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