Missing the Point
—I Samuel 15:10-21
Often we rush into actions then think after we are confronted with the consequences. Saul, a God-chosen leader was dwelling in God's favor but lost touch with his purpose of mission and fell out of God's favor in the end. Knowing that he had done wrong, he had to find ways to justify his wrong deeds. In our day-to-day lives, we too find ourselves like Saul. Instead of admitting where we have gone wrong and ask for God's forgiveness, we always want to prove ourselves right. The world may not hear the sheep bleating and the cattle lowing, but God does.
What we as Christians need to remember is what Proverbs 14:12 says, "But there is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way to death." We are blessed this Lenten season that we have another chance to change this route and repent of our sins. We need to name them one by one and ask for God's forgiveness wholeheartedly. We need to look directly into our dark corners and call evil as it is. When we repent, God's hands are always open to receive us through Jesus Christ Our Savior.
Guide us Lord to the path of salvation and confess our sins wholeheartedly. In Christ's name we pray. Amen.