BIBLE READING: I Samuel 10
“And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched. But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.” I Samuel 10:26-27
Have you ever felt unsure before? Of course, I am sure we all have! At times, we may have felt unsure about a situation or a decision we have had to make. Sometimes, this may have made you uneasy of what to do. Well, in our passage today, we see Saul went from a common everyday Joe to the first king of Israel, no big deal! Saul becomes very unsure and even uneasy of what to do. So much so, he hides behind peoples’ bags. That would have been a comical sight, with large man like Saul hiding behind bags! He was chosen as king and anointed by Samuel. Who addresses the people of God’s plan. Though with any ruler, we see supporters and nay Sayers, but Saul was chosen and supported by God! Though Saul struggled with unsurety and lack of faith in this passage, we see God’s support and guiding hand through the chapter. No matter what God was to accomplish His goal, but it was up Saul how he was going to obey. Which was seemed like a trending issue. I cannot imagen how many blessings Saul missed because of not directly obeying God and trusting in Him. This challenged me. How many times does the unknown cause unsurety, which could lead me to not fully have the faith and trust I need. Often, that could lead me to experience the blessings God has for me. Unsurety is not necessarily bad, but how do we handle that unsurety. Do you let it control you, or trust God and let Him be in control? Let us not trust ourselves but have confidence in God’s wonderful guiding hand.
David Fulp II