DON’T FAIL GOD
“And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel?…”
(1 Samuel 16: 1)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
God Himself orchestrated a massive elevation for Saul, God moved him from obscurity to undeniable visibility, he didn’t have a pedigree but God chose him, he was not from the tribe of Judah but God chose him; God chose Saul against all odds, and gave him what was unmistakably an Exceeding Expansion.
Despite receiving the throne of Israel on a platter of gold, Saul messed up his kingship by disobeying God (see 1 Samuel 15). Saul sinned against God, and that set the stage for his disgrace; his sin short-circuited what God planned for him; his sin was the trap in which his kingship was caught without remedy; he willfully took an action that failed God, and he soon became a failure himself.
Friend, hear God’s warning: sin can cut short your Exceeding Expansion this year. When the devil tempts you to sin, just remember that your Exceeding Expansion is on the line, and you may have to choose between the expansion you desire and the sinful desires of your flesh. The Exceeding Expansion that God is set to bring shares no compatibility with a life of sin and disobedience.
Saul did not necessarily sin against God twice; he only sinned once, and that one misguided misadventure became his nemesis. Don’t even accept to sin even once: your sin is the devil’s chance to mess you up and accuse you before God. Your sin might push God into reversing what He has already planned for you.
Whatever God has given you can be withdrawn by Him if He so chooses. Don’t be counted among those whose Exceeding Expansion was cut short by God on account of sin. Dare to please God; don’t fail God.
Pray With Me: Lord, in this year, I will not fail You; give me grace to follow after You, in Jesus’ name!
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