One thing that is clear from the Bible is that Holy One, God, does not follow us into sin and wickedness. While we understand God to be omnipresent, He does not facilitate or cause us to sin. Furthermore, while God is merciful, He knows that we must be turned away from sin before mercy can be fully enjoyed. As a result, the throne of grace available to those who trust in Him and humble approach Him knowing that it is by grace alone that we are saved.
The book of 1 Samuel documents the very tragic fall of King Saul along with the humble rise of David as champion. Saul’s failure to truly humble himself to the will of God brought unknown grief to him as well as his family and Israel. Chapter 27 marks the low point for the once great warrior king as he fulfilled the truth written by James, “…when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” (James 1:15).
Join us this week as we go deeper into this study if this cautionary account. You can access the Bible Study handout here.