YOUR WILLPOWER OR GODPOWER?(2)
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*YOUR WILLPOWER OR GODPOWER? (2)*
Hosea 13:11 *I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
Godpower and will must precede any human willpower.
Philippians 2:13 ► *For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.*
Though Saul was not God's perfect will and the disdain of Israel's will to choose a king for themselves is reflected in
1 Sam 12:13 *Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you requested. Behold, the LORD has placed a king over you.*
Despite this, we can say God was still willing to work with Saul (ref Phillipians 2:13), if only he will make right choices.
God never leaves us without an opportunity to do what is right before Him.
First, though Saul's rule was foreordained, he had every opportunity to prove himself right. The power to do good and choose right was given him. God gave him the Holy Spirit, 1 Sam 10: 6-7. He however failed and his failure to abide only confirmed what God already knew about him.
Second, the root cause of a man's choice may eventually determine his destiny, 1 Sam 7: 5-19, Ps 11:3, Jer 1:12.
Saul never saw through God's eyes but only saw from his own eyes and the eyes of the people.
In life and walk with God, let us remember God sees our hearts.
Saul's choice as king came out of Israel's wrongful validation of what they wanted, not on God's perfect will for them. It was against God's will for them.
We must be careful of the willpower that empowers us against Godpower or God's will.
Luke 16:15 *And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.*
*Call to Word action.*
Job 10:4 *Hast thou eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth?*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Saul though had kingly and bodily advantage *"....but his*
*bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible."* (2 Cor 10:10)
Lord, help me consider Your will above my desired will, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day.
God bless you.