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10 Thoughts on Complete Obedience to God

Sunday, I talked about the final straw for King Saul. His unwillingness to completely obey God demonstrated his devotion to himself and his own interests rather than to the sovereignty of God. As a result, he lost the kingdom. Here are 10 of my reflections from this important passage: 1. With God, there is always more to the story. He knows what we cannot know so He sometimes acts in ways we cannot understand. 2. Beware of the temptation to justify disobedience: by painting an innacurate picture of incomplete disobedience by blaming others rationalizing your intentions by promoting an external spirituality 3. Obedience is better than sacrifice. Disobedience nullifies sacrifice. You can never do enough good things to offset a heart not completely devoted to God. 4. Obedience flows from an embrace of what God says is and is not best for me. Disobedience is the result of pursuing what I believe to be best for myself. 5. God loves, but does not need our sacrifice and of