This week’s Pastor to Person is written by Pastor Franklin Garcia.
Samuel also said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Now therefore, listen the voice of the words of the LORD. Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt. Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. 1Samuel 15
Samuel makes it clear for Saul, God the one who chose you as king is giving you these instructions, now listen to THE VOICE OF THE LORD, go to Amalek and kill them all. But Saul left king Amalek and some animals alive. Samuel asked him; why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord? And Saul responded, because I fear the people and obeyed their voice.
Saul was in the obligation to listen to God’s voice, not to anybody else. When Saul decided to ignore God’s voice, he sinned against him. God had rejected Saul for ignoring his voice and preferred to listen the voices of other people. Saul will not hear God’s voice anymore because God will not speak to him again. How many times God speak to us and we choose to ignore his voice and prefer to listen to other voices? Ignoring God’s voice will have consequences in our lives, if God is asking you to do something, do not fear what people might say, instead listen and obey his voice and leave the results at to him.