WHEN GOD IS ANGRY (2)
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*WHEN GOD IS ANGRY.....(2)*
1 Samuel 15:11 ► *It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
God is detailed and expects us to detail His instructions patiently.
What a turnaround for King Saul or could be termed a 'turnagainst'.
His sad end, brought about by God's word to Samuel, is a strong warning to people who always think they might receive a warning before judgment.
One may want to wonder why the sudden anger of God and the judgment that followed on Saul.
First, we must know God is sovereign.
God owes no.one any explanation.
Job 9:12 says, *"Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him?" Who will say unto him, What doest thou?*
Most times, God warns of an impending judgment, but there may be times when there may be no warnings as the case was for Saul.
But was there no warning?
There must have been.
1 Sam 15:1-3 was a clear instruction, and 1 Sam 15:9 was a clear and deliberate departure from a simple directive.
God must have been saying to Saul in 1 Sam.15:3 that 'If you fail to kill Agag, l will kill him and kill you Myself'.
This was exactly what God did.
He killed Agag the king through Samuel (1 Sam15:33) and killed Saul Himself (1 Chron 10:14).
We could also learn from God's anger over Saul that he was expected to know the God he was serving.
Saul had Samuel with him right from the beginning. Samuel was his priest and prophet. He guided Saul from the start, and Samuel's lips kept knowledge. Even if Saul needed anything from God, he was expected to seek the law at Samuel's mouth *"...for he is the messenger of the LORD of host.* Mal 2:7.
We, however, see how Saul was always on his own, doing things in his own way.
Uzziah prospered because
*".....he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.*
One would expect the same from Saul in the days of Samuel.
From the above, we can adjudge that though God is sovereign and can do as He pleases, He will not want to judge without having His good reasons.
God is never wrong. He is justified in all His ways!
Do not make Him angry.
It is better not to make God angry because He may be unstoppable in judgment.
*Call to Word action.*
God is never wrong. He is never without enough instruction to guide us from failure.
His Word, *"....is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.* Psalm 119:105
*The Christian clarion duty.*
If we fail to follow what He has provided for us to know and follow, then judgment is unavoidable and inevitable.
When God is angry, the problem is not with God. The cause of His anger is with us.
Lord, help me. Do not let me make You angry, in Jesus name.
Good morning all, and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.