1 Chronicles 10:13

1 Chronicles 10:13

So Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he had committed against the LORD, because he did not keep the word of the LORD, and also because he consulted a medium for guidance.
1 Chronicles 10:13

I know you’re looking at the above verse and thinking it’s a strange verse for a daily devotional. It’s certainly not a verse any of us would tape to our mirrors to memorize. Yet the Bible teaches us lessons in many ways. Sometimes it tells us what to do and the positives of doing it and sometimes, like this verse, it tells us what not to do and the consequences of doing those.

Saul, Israel’s first king, seemed like the perfect pick for the crown from a human standpoint. He was taller and better looking than anyone around, a king who would certainly stand out in a crowd or while dealing with other kings.

However, what Saul didn’t have was devotion to the True King, the Lord. He tried to play the role of a priest instead of waiting on God and tried to consult a medium instead of praying to the Lord and waiting for His answer.

This verse tells us this was due to unfaithfulness, a trait that shows up when trouble occurs and we look for answers anywhere but through God. When you run into problems, show faith by taking it to God and letting Him provide the answers.

Strengthen my faith,

Pastor Ron Kitchell