After God’s Own Heart – 3

May 7, 2023

I Samuel  9 & 15

Saul was told to destroy everything, but he kept part of the spoils, including the choicest cattle.  When Samuel arrived, he could see and hear the evidence of Saul’s wrong actions.  When confronted, Saul said the spoils taken were to be sacrificed to God.  This is like saying:  But I only stole the money so I could put it in the offering plate!  Obedience to God is always better than seemingly noble deeds.  This is the first of numerous places in scripture where the theme “obedience is better than sacrifice” is repeated.