Put our trust only in God’s mercy and grace
2 Samuel 1:19 “Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How have the mighty fallen!…How have the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan is slain on your high places…How have the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!”
It was David who first spoke about the fall of the mighty.
He spoke these words about the death of Saul and his son, Jonathan.
Here David refers to Saul as Israel’s “glory,”,
He does not exult over the fallen corpse of a man who tried to have him killed.
It is human nature to be happy in another’s misfortune.. It is human nature to be happy when an enemy falls.
But David never rejoiced at the death of Saul.
David speaks of Saul’s mighty deeds.
But we know that Saul’s story is a story of a fall from grace to disgrace.
Saul was more willing to please the people and make the people think good of him than to obey God.
He LACK THE OBEDIENCE OF GOD.
Also, King Saul would always want to be right in the eyes of men and would not want to pause and think about what God is saying about the situation.
He LACK OF RESPECT FOR SPIRITUAL INSIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*When our heart is not alert in obedience to God’s Word; our fall from grace is very near.
It is possible for anyone to grow in God’s grace;
it is also possible for anyone to fall from grace.
………………. It all depends on how our total obedience to God..
The apostle Paul reminds us, “Whoever thinks he stands must be careful not to fall”.
If we think we are standing strong, remember dear, our fall is very near.
Don’t be foolish to put our confidence in our flesh, in our ability.
Put our trust only in God’s mercy and grace.
Jooley Mathew Z