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A Lesson from King Saul

Saul groaned to his armor bearer, “Take your sword and kill me before these pagan Philistines come to run me through and taunt and torture me.”—1 Samuel 31:4 NLT

Saul is a tragic figure in the Bible. His lessons teach a great deal about why we fail and why instead of trying to force God to do what we want, we should pray in faith and relinquish the outcome to Him. When you are in a difficult position, instead of trying to rush an answer, pray and open your heart to accept His response.

God Almighty, I long to follow You faithfully even when the outcome goes against my wishes.

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