How easy is it to respect others? People who have made tremendous accomplishments or live lives of integrity are fairly easy to respect. But what about those who may live less than respectful lives? David encountered King Saul, a man of jealousy, hate, and murder. Yet David held him in respect because of God. God wants us to respect others even when it is not easy. How then can we be respectful of others?
Saul was selected by God to serve as king over Israel. He had a mission. Yet Saul forgot his position in serving God and was caught with his hand in the cookie jar, so-to-speak. As Christians some times we might fail to listen to God. How can we remain faithful?
Saul was anointed the first king for Israel. Yet, Saul quickly failed to trust God. As Christians we need to keep our focus on following God
Eli the priest knew his sons were up to no good. It must have been hard for this dad to hear all the things people were saying about his boys. But how would he handle the situation? He faced a pitfall which many parents face today as we try to raise responsible adults. We can learn from Eli's mistakes and avoid a major pitfall.