1 Samuel 12

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking him to meet you and speak to you.

CONTEXT

Saul has been chosen as king over Israel.
Samuel is reminding the people what is required for their success as a nation.

Bible Reading

“Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen, whom you have asked for, and behold, the Lord has set a king over you. If you will fear the Lord and serve Him, and listen to His voice and not rebel against the command of the Lord, then both you and also the king who reigns over you will follow the Lord your God. If you will not listen to the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the command of the Lord, then the hand of the Lord will be against you, as it was against your fathers. Even now, take your stand and see this great thing which the Lord will do before your eyes. Is not the wheat harvest today? I will call to the Lord, that He may send thunder and rain. Then you will know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of the Lord by asking for yourselves a king.” So Samuel called to the Lord, and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day; and all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel.
– 1 Samuel 12:13-18

Devotion

Samuel warned Israel that the king would procure the anticipated deliverance only if they would fear the Lord and give up their rebellion against God.

The Big Question

How is open is your heart toward God?
Do you listen to His voice and desire to serve Him?

How does your disobedience towards God affect not only you, but also your family and all of the other people in your sphere of life?

Conclude in prayer and silence reflecting on what you’ve learned.

Questions?