Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord…(1 Chron 10:13).
I can’t get over the consequences of Saul’s unfaithfulness to the Lord and how it didn’t just affect him, but his sons as well. They too would die in battle against the Philistines. In fact, their lives were taken before his. Noticing this Saul took his own life at Mt. Gilboa after his sons were killed in battle.
Have you ever put your loved ones into a battle that wasn’t there’s simply because of your own stubborn rebellion? Have the consequences of your personal sin ever hurt others because of your own blindness to it or unwillingness to deal with your own heart? Mine has and I certainly don’t want that to be the case any longer.
If we truly want to grow as people, made in the image of God, we must be willing to deal seriously with our own personal struggles against sin. Truly, our sin will not just bring consequences upon our lives, but on those we love the most.
Lord, help me to let go of myself so that I can become more like you. Show me where I have been like Saul, living in sinful rebellion. I do not want my sin to affect those I love the most. Help me to walk in wisdom so that I might walk away from sin and towards righteousness, in Jesus name, Amen.