Consequence or Disobedience

Calvary Life Family Worship Center

1 Samuel 15:32-35

After Saul admitted his concern for his image and had worshipped God, Samuel called for Agag, the king Saul had kept alive in disobedience to God. At this time Agag thought he would be okay. “But Samuel said, ‘As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women.’ And Samuel hewed Agag to pieces before the LORD at Gilgal.” (33) Though we can receive forgiveness for disobedience, we should not minimize its seriousness or think we will escape severe consequences. Saul would never again see Samuel, but even worse, “…the LORD regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.” (35c). Saul lost the prophetic support of Samuel and the favor of God’s presence to serve as king. Saul’s last sight of Samuel was his hewing of Agag providing a constant reminder of his disobedience to God.