At this point David is on the run and Saul is out for blood. He is after David and will do anything to get him. But why? It all started with sin creeping into the life of Saul. The acts of disobedience and selfishness took root in his life. That root took hold and rapidly grew. The jealousy he had towards David totally consumed Saul to the point of what many would consider insanity.
What is important to pull from this passage is that every one of us are one decision away from being just like Saul. Many might say “oh no I would never do anything like that.” Sin can distort everything and consume your entire world and you will find yourself doing things that you thought you would never do.
Saul was consumed with this thought that if he could get rid of David that everything would be better for him. This downhill slide started with Saul’s disobedience with the Amalekites. This shows that when we take our focus off of the Lord and it ends up on ourselves we end up in a place that we never thought possible and that we never wanted to be. It is interesting to me that the atrocity that Saul commits in verses 18-20 is what he was not willing to do when the Lord commanded. He has no problem serving himself in that way and yet he would not serve the Lord.
Sin will take you farther than you ever thought possible and bring more pain and suffering for you and everyone around you than you ever thought possible.
What sin is trying to take root in your heart?
Are you willing to take your focus off of yourself and repent and turn to God?
Ask God today to uproot that sin and show you how he is at work and how you can be obedient to Him.
By: Dakota Gragg