Inspiration—Backsliding Scripture Reading—1 Samuel
There is a point in backsliding that leads to rebellion and total disobedience to God. In this case, as said in Hebrews 6:1-18, it is impossible to restore them to repentance, even though God gives them that chance as long as they live. King Saul is an example of this.
Read 1 Samuel 10-31:13 and line the steps Saul took that lead him into total rebellion and eternal separation from God.
10:1 Saul was anointed King
11:15 Saul was proclaimed King
13:5-7 Saul took spiritual authority he didn’t have
14:24-45 Saul acted arrogantly
15:1-3 Saul was used of God (chance to repent)
15:9-23 Saul was disobedient again
15:24-31 Saul was restored (chance to repent)
16:14 God’s Spirit departs from Saul
17:49-52 Competition sets in
18:5-9 Jealousy sets in
18:10-12 Revenge sets in
23:1-15 Revenge gets even greater
24:1-22 Saul’s life is spared (chance to repent)
26:1-25 Saul’s life is spared again (chance to repent)
28:3-25 Saul turns to witchcraft for counsel
31:1-13 Saul is killed in battle
- Using your own paper, chart the course of your own spiritual journey, beginning with the date you were saved, and listing the times of disobedience, as well as obedience you can recall.
Obedience *(Date of Salvation) Age Now
- Thank God He has not removed His Spirit from you, and that He has given you this opportunity to restore your true faith in Him.
I invite you back tomorrow for DAY TWENTY-ONE of “REDISCOVERING YOUR FIRST LOVE!”