It seems that society teaches us to be disobedient these days. Everywhere you turn, there are words and commands and instructions about finding ways to disobey. Consequently, we disobey constituted authorities, we disobey parents, we disobey religious instructions, we disobey teachers, and so on. We even disobey God. We do all these to gratify present passions and to fulfill personal ambitions.

Disobeying well-meaning ordinances, institutions, or instructions can have catastrophic repercussions. Saul wanted to gratify his passion and execute his own will so he disobeyed God’s clear orders. He was asked to destroy Amalek. He decided to carry out the orders his way and not God’s. That is what everyone seems to be teaching us to do these days.

God says to honour and support our parents. Opinion leaders say not to support them until we have enough money and we have well-established careers or businesses.

God says to give tithes of our income to support His work. Opinion leaders, who spend their own money in ways that we never question, say we should not give. Some even say that we should rather give the sum to the poor!

God says to run away from sin because it damns the soul. Opinion leaders say that sin cannot take anyone to hell because Jesus has died for sin

God says to get born again so we can inherit eternal life. Opinion leaders say baptism is enough and that getting baptized in water is synonymous with getting born again! Nothing can be further from the truth.

The disobedience of Saul spelled d-o-o-m for his political dominance in his kingdom, life, and eternal destiny.

Disobedience distorts the truth. Disobedience elongates journeys. Disobedience thwarts God’s plan for us. Disobedience damns the soul and pulls it in a direction that the owner would not like to go.

Don’t be disobedient. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, But the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 14:12 KJV)

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