If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

2 TIMOTHY 2:13

In Bible Study today, we learned about King Saul in 1 Samuel 10:17-21 and 15:1-31. The Israelites wanted a king in order to be as powerful as the surrounding nations, so God picked Saul through the prophet Samuel. However, Saul found his identity in being a powerful king rather than in God, and walked in disobedience. God asked Saul to completely destroy the Amalekites, leaving nothing behind. Instead, Saul and his army kept the best livestock and destroyed only what was worthless.

Saul chose to please himself and his people rather than to please God. The consequence was being removed from his position as king. Oftentimes, we choose to disobey God and please ourselves instead. We learned that we should instead choose to be faithful to what God tells us to do, whether that is being kind to others or obeying our parents. We prayed and asked God to help us to focus more on him as we desire to glorify him in everything we do.