It’s Always Best To Wait On God

Have you ever done something before the Lord told you to? Have you ever acted hastily and not asked for direction from the Lord? If you have, you know it’s a mistake to get ahead of God.
In I Samuel 13, God has selected Saul to be the first king of Israel. Shortly after selecting him, Saul was in Gilgal preparing to lead Israel into battle against the Philistines. Samuel the priest, had told Saul to wait for him. But, Saul’s army was getting nervous. Instead of calmly praying, “Lord give me wisdom to know what to do,” Saul took matters into his own hands.
Saul said, “Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offering.” So, Saul did what the priest normally did… which was a grave mistake.
Now Samuel shows up. He asks Saul, “What have you done?” Saul tells Samuel that the people were getting antsy and he decided to act in Samuel’s place. Samuel said, “You have acted foolishly… for you have not kept the commandment of the Lord… God would have established your kingdom over Israel forever but now your kingdom shall not endure.” And all because Saul had not waited on the Lord.
We can do the same at times. It may be that you are praying for direction but nothing has come. Don’t get impatient and take matters into your own hands.
It is ALWAYS best to wait on God.

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