Read 1 Samuel 10. Saul was clearly appointed by God as Israels first king. As a result of the Holy Spirits work in him, he became a different person. God was everything Saul needed for success, but as Sauls power grew, so did his pride. He stopped seeking Gods will, and eventually, jealousy and strife began to decay both him and the nation he had been entrusted to lead.
Our success depends solely on our devotion to God, not our position, wisdom, or strength. God honors obedience - we must consistently obey God. Rebellion against God is a very dangerous sin. When we choose to rebel, we hinder forgiveness and restoration with God.
Father God, I acknowledge that You are everything I need, and I commit every area of my life to You during this season of prayer and fasting. I ask You to forgive me of any disobedience, arrogance, or rebellion. I commit today to walk in obedience to Your Word. I surrender control to You and ask for Your Holy Spirit to fill me so I might live a life that glorifies You. In Jesus' Name, amen.READ MORE DEVOTIONAL