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Saving Face; Ignoring Grace

1 Samuel 15:24-31

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Then Saul admitted to Samuel, “Yes, I have sinned. I have disobeyed your instructions and the LORD’s command, for I was afraid of the people and did what they demanded. But now, please forgive my sin and come back with me so that I may worship the LORD.”


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Incomplete Obedience

1 Samuel 15:10-23
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Then the LORD said to Samuel, “I am sorry that I ever made Saul king, for he has not been loyal to me and has refused to obey my command.” Samuel was so deeply moved when he heard this that he cried out to the LORD all night.

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Church Speak

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword. . . (Heb 4:12 ).
 
Communication. Little Jimmy playing in a baseball game, bottom of the ninth, two out, trailing by 4 runs, is up at the plate with bases loaded. His house is just across the street from the ball field. Jimmy hits the ball and races around the bases. Rounding third base, his mother subbing, for his dad, yells to Jimmy, “Go home, Go home”. Jimmy went home! Thus his team lost the game. When his dad said go home, Jimmy knew to run to home plate, but when mommy yelled go home, it meant something else! Communication, it matters what we say.

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