BEWARE OF IMPATIENCE CAUSED BY FEAR


Impatience can come from the fear of the unknown which can cause us to do things we probably wouldn’t do if we knew our outcome. Fear of the unknown caused Peter to deny Jesus and fear caused King Saul to be impatient while waiting for Samuel to arrive in Gilgal so he offered a sacrifice in the holy temple (which wasn’t suppose to do anyway) because we couldn’t wait for Samuel to arrive.

#Beware of impatience especially the one caused by fear!!!#

1 Samuel 13:7-14 New International Version (NIV)

7 Some Hebrews even crossed the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead.

Saul remained at Gilgal, and all the troops with him were quaking with fear. 8 He waited seven days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and Saul’s men began to scatter. 9 So he said, “Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings.” And Saul offered up the burnt offering. 10 Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him.

11 “What have you done?” asked Samuel.

Saul replied, “When I saw that the men were scattering, and that you did not come at the set time, and that the Philistines were assembling at Mikmash, 12 I thought, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the Lord’s favor.’ So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering.”

13 “You have done a foolish thing,” Samuel said. “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. 14 But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.”

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