Saul was rationalizing.
But I can make it make sense!
Surely God wouldn’t want me to destroy the BEST sheep!
God doesn’t always make sense.
He's the One who says:
• The Last shall be First.
• Wanna be great? Learn to Serve!
You see, it's not our job to understand God.
Our job is to simply OBEY Him.
OK, maybe I can understand the need to kill the animals, but what’s wrong with bringing Agag back as a trophy to march in the victory parade?
At the very end of 1 Samuel, and in the first chapter of 2 Samuel,
we see Saul 20 yrs later on Mount Gilboa fighting the Philistines.
Wounded in battle, he heard the voice of his attacker behind him.
“Who are you?” Saul cried out.
“I am an Amalekite,” came the answer.
You see, the period between the time Saul brought Agag back until the time he talked to Samuel was probably less than a week, but in that time, Agag must have escaped and fathered a son.
Now, 20 years later, he appears and attacks Saul.
We THINK we have sin under control,
but whenever we keep a little trophy hanging around
to show how powerful we are, we’re playing with fire.
“R-rated movies used to be a problem” you may say. “Romance novels used to be a problem. Drinking used to be a problem. But I have it under control now. No need to block it completely out of my life. I can turn it off, stop doing it, whenever I want. Partying? I can handle it."
You are not as strong as you think you are.
When God says, "This needs to be destroyed"
That’s why a Father who loves you says, “Destroy completely every Amalekite. If something is wrong, if something is tempting, if something is pulling on you carnally, if something is attacking you from behind, annihilate it. Don’t play around with the Amalekites, because if you leave even one, he’ll come back and get you!
I'm asking the question again, Girls:
Is there anything in your life that needs
a holy destruction?