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    READ: 1 Samuel 13:7-14 Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you.” —1
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 19, 2013
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      READ: 1 Samuel 13:7-14

      Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you.” —1 Samuel 13:13

      In an act of impatience, a man in San Francisco, California, tried to beat traffic by swerving around a lane of cars that had come to a stop.
      However, the lane he pulled into had just been laid with fresh cement,
      and his Porsche 911 got stuck. This driver paid a high price for his
      impatience.
      The Scriptures tell of a king who also paid a high price for his
      impatience. Eager for God to bless the Israelites in their battle
      against the Philistines, Saul acted impatiently. When Samuel did not
      arrive at the appointed time to offer a sacrifice for God’s favor, Saul
      became impatient and disobeyed God’s command (1 Sam. 13:8-9,13).
      Impatience led Saul to think he was above the law and to take on an
      unauthorized position of priest. He thought he could disobey God without serious consequences. He was wrong.
      When Samuel arrived, he rebuked Saul for his disobedience and prophesied
      that Saul would lose the kingdom (vv.13-14). Saul’s refusal to wait for
      the development of God’s plan caused him to act in haste, and in his
      haste he lost his way (see Prov. 19:2). His impatience was the ultimate
      display of a lack of faith.
      The Lord will provide His guiding presence as we wait patiently for Him to bring about His will. —Marvin Williams
      Tune your anxious heart to patience,
      Walk by faith where sight is dim;
      Loving God, be calm and trustful
      And leave everything to Him. —Chambers
      Patience means awaiting God’s time and trusting God’s love.
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