Two verses stood out to me in today’s scripture:
1 Samuel 15:22-23 says, “But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. 23 Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.”
Makes me consider, how much in my life am I obedient and submissive to God?
The second scripture was 1 Samuel 16:7, which says, “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
That’s a good reminder.
Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 15:1-17:31
Tomorrow’s reading: 1 Samuel 17:32-19:24; Psalm 59