Surrender or Fight

“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.” Joshua 24:15a

Saul was the first king of the Israelites. He was a man with great potential for leadership. Unfortunately he failed miserably. He allowed his fearfulness, disobedience, and self-sufficiency to come between him and God’s plan for his life. I think we can all resonate with Saul’s struggles, so why not learn from him.

At the beginning of his career, Saul was a shy and reluctant leader.  He was found hiding in the baggage when Samuel called the people together to publicly anoint him as king. Saul’s humble, restrained style worked well in the early days of his rule, but he came to a point that many of us come to:  he had to decide to either follow or fight against God’s authority in his life. Unfortunately, Saul made the…

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