GOD DOES JUDGE UNFAITHFULNESS AT SOME POINT
For many fell, because the war was of God. —I Chronicles 5:22
So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the LORD in that he did not keep the command of the LORD, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance. 4 He did not seek guidance from the LORD. Therefore the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse. —I Chronicles 10:13-14
Plain and simply God works through many things to accomplish His plans and purposes— even war. This is seen with Saul as in war he “died for his breach of faith.” God worked through the war Saul was involved in to bring judgment upon him for his disobedience.
Why did Saul die? He broke faith with the Lord. He did not keep the command of the Lord. He sought guidance through a medium he consulted with. He did not seek guidance from the Lord. For this we are told that “the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.”
Yes, God brings His judgment on people in various ways— war being one of them. This judgment came because Saul was the anointed of God to carry out God’s purposes and instead, he disobeyed and rebelled. This is serious and we need to consider how serious it is— “For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king” (I Samuel 15:23).
Brother and sister, fellow followers of Jesus, let us not fall into disobedience to our Lord. There is a point where He will judge His people—
“Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Each one must examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. Now if we judged ourselves properly, we would not come under judgment. But when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world” (I Corinthians 11:27-32).
Dear Father, please help us, help me, to be faithful for Your desires and plans for our lives. And may this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus. Yes, so may it be! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKT5BCmvmq0