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March 28 - Evening

" 'What have you done?' asked Samuel.

Saul replied,
'When I saw that the men were scattering, and that you did not come at the set time, and that the Philistines were assembling at Mikmash, I thought,
"Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the Lord’s favor."
So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering.'

'You have done a foolish thing,' Samuel said.
'You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.
 But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people,
because you have not kept the Lord’s command.'

- First Samuel 13:11-14

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  

Saul’s Fear of Men and Manipulation of God


Saul was facing a growing threat from the Philistines who were boldly assembling their forces at Micmash, one of Saul’s bases, was bold. Micmash was about 2 miles from Geba which was itself 2 miles from Gibeah of Saul. The terrain was rough and hilly with high peaks and sharp valleys. The forces of Israel and Philistia were separated by these deep ravines, but could visually see each other’s camps on the high hill tops. Saul’s troops had assembled with him at Gilgal and were waiting for Samuel to arrive to offer the sacrifices and call on the Lord before the battle.

Samuel’s arrival was delayed and served as a test for Saul. Would Saul follow the lead of the Lord’s prophet? Would Saul resort to the theological ignorance from the period of the judges? Would Saul foolishly treat the Lord’s sacrifice as a good luck charm like Hophni and Phinehas has done with the Ark of the Covenant? Whatever Saul’s thinking and theology were that day, it is clear he acted out of fear in an attempt to manipulate his troops. Saul put himself in the place of Samuel, and, instead of acting in obedience, Saul treated the sacrifice to the Lord as a ritual that would obligate the Lord to serve Israel in the battle.

Samuel arrived immediately and called Saul’s theology and his application foolish. Saul’s failure in this area cost him his kingship, his dynasty and his relationship with Samuel, the prophet of the Lord.

  Christian Quote from Church History
"When confronted with the order and beauty of the universe and the strange coincidences of nature, it's very tempting to take the leap of faith from science into religion. I am sure many physicists want to. I only wish they would admit it." 
- Tony Rothman, physicist
Something to Ponder??
PNEUMA (πνευµα) is the Greek word for spirit, breath or wind. The Spirit of God – the Holy Spirit – is a person and the third member of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is not
an object, a power or a personification. The Scriptures reveal that the Holy Spirit has intelligence and a will, exhibits feelings, demonstrates all the divine attributes, and is active in the work of deity including the work of salvation and empowering believers with
spiritual gifts.
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Archaios (Gr) – Old (Eng) – archaios is a Greek word that means “original” and “ancient.”
Archaios is built on the Greek word arche which means “beginning.
can be found in Matthew 5:21; Acts 15:21 and 2 Corinthians 5:17.


Ezekiel 8:14 mentions the Jewish women who sat by the north gate of the Temple in Jerusalem “mourning for Tammuz” on September 17, 592 BC (Ezekiel 8:1). The worship of Tammuz was popular among women from 2500 BC through Ezekiel’s day. This is documented in a text dating from 300 BC.
(Details here and here.)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I trust God is present and working in my life?
Or, do I feel I need to manipulate people and circumstances to accomplish God's will?
I will not live in fear and, so depend on manipulation, but I will live by faith and depend on God.

"Better the poor whose walk
is blameless

    than the rich whose ways are perverse."
- Proverbs 28:6

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Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) 1 Samuel 7 Joshua 21
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Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem

Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC

Details of the locations mentioned by Jeremiah in
Jeremiah 2:10; 2:18 and 47:4. (click on image for larger size)

This is a fragment from the decoration from the Herodian Temple Mount. This could be part of the original Robinsons's arch decoration. It was found and is now located at the southwest corner of the Temple Mount under Robinson's arch. (click on image for larger size.)  
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