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God Hates Disobedience – Part 2

Key Verse

“And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams” (1 Samuel 15:22).

Text — 1 Samuel 15:22-29


King Saul’s soldiers talked him into accepting some war booties from Amalek. They spared the best of the sheep and oxen to sacrifice unto God, yet God had told Saul that they should spare nothing, but utterly destroy them. They even spared Agag, the king of the Amalekites. This was an outright act of disobedience  and God was not pleased. Hence Andrew Murray, in his book, Learning Obedience, said, “From beginning to end, from Paradise lost to Paradise regained, the law is unchangeable – it is only obedience that gives access to the tree of life and the favour of God.” Saul lost access to God’s favour, the kingdom was taken away from him and his posterity. Instead of the Holy Spirit, it was an evil spirit that started operating in him. What a descent from grace to grass!

This is a lesson to all Christians. You may be a favourite of God today but if you disobey Him tomorrow, you will fall out of favour with Him. A little careless angry act of disobedience hindered Moses from entering into Canaan Land. Be not disobedient!


Be not disobedient!


 Obey God in everything.

Prayer for today

Keep me Oh God from disobedience, in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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