Wednesday, February 1, 2012


In my personal devotions I read Tuesday morning of King Saul's death. It is a tragic ending to a tragic story. King Saul looked like a king. Everything about him made people at first glance take to him and want to follow him. King Saul could have had concluded his reign right, but he didn't.

After being wounded in battle, he plead for his armor bearer to kill him. The armor bearer was afraid and wouldn't kill King Saul so King Saul fell on his sword and died.

I Chronicles 10 reads, "Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord; he did not keep the word of the Lord....11. and did not inquire of the Lord...."

Faithfulness counts. Faith workout works is dead. Another way to put it is that faith without faithfulness is dead. When we are unfaithful, the final outcome is death. That is what happened to Saul.

Why is it so hard to be faithful? Discouragement, pride, short-sidedness, and lack of purpose are all at the root of unfaithfulness. Saul was unfaithful for all the above reasons and more. It cost his kingdom and his life.

I want to be found faithful when our Lord comes or whenever I stand before Him.

Faithfulness counts in God's Kingdom.

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