Daily Devotional

Don’t Lose Your Place

6th June 2019

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 16: 1-13

Focus

“And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.” (1 Samuel 16: 1)

God had rejected Saul from being King over Israel, yet Saul remained King. There was a heavenly rejection, but Saul still had an earthly position. There was a spiritual dislocation, yet there remained a physical location and locale for Saul’s kingship. Saul still had a position after losing divine validation; he had an earthly relevance after losing his relevance before God. He still had connections with royalty, though having lost connection with heaven.

Friend, that you still have an earthly position does not mean that you still have heaven’s validation. That things are still working for you where eyes can see does not mean that heaven is giving you a standing ovation. That results are still coming your way does not necessarily mean that God is impressed with your stewardship; that everything around you looks intact does not mean that disintegration may not be imminent.

Saul was still occupying a position on earth when heaven had declared a vacancy. He was still recognized by mere mortals, but he had lost heaven’s recognition and validation. He was still in charge, but heaven wouldn’t have him remain in charge; he was still in charge but heaven elected to choose a replacement. Don’t make the mistake of getting so disconnected from God and from heaven that a replacement will be sought for your role.

Saul’s wrongdoing was the harbinger for the replacement that heaven sought. As he was busy messing up, heaven was busy seeking a new man that would do things right. If you keep doing things the wrong way, you just might give God no option but to start seeking opportunities to do things right. If you keep disappointing God, He will have no option but to look for someone who would take Him more seriously.

Don’t be counted among those who were still on seat and heaven sought replacements to unseat them. Stay connected to God; don’t give God reasons to replace you.

Declaration

I will not lose my place; I will not disappoint God, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” (1 Corinthians 10: 12)

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