It's now about bullying and manipulating facts and emotions to fit your desires. Best interests aside. Take care of yourself and forget the rest. Amazing as it seems. Fear is still the big Mo (Motivator) in all of this.
1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
King Saul (a politician) has disobeyed God. Why did he do it? To endear himself to his people. He was afraid of their rejection. When you think that your authority comes from others instead of God, you will be doomed to bow down to their wishes and whims.
Samuel, the prophet of God, comes with a word that is clear. ...to obey is better than sacrifice.
Romans 13:1-7 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
Obedience serves others. When we humble ourselves and ask God what to do we need not be afraid of what others say. God is our provider, not men.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, I will follow You. AMEN