This begins with then which means something happened before.
King Saul’s Second Plea
Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord.
Sometimes saying I am sorry will not restore even when going to worship. People expect you because you a Christian people expect you to forgive them and receive them even when they keep doing wrong
26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord hath rejected thee from being king over Israel. (Verdict)
27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent. (Force)
28 And Samuel said unto him, The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbor of thine, that is better than thou. (Samuel Reinforced God’s Judgemnet Conviction)
Neighborhood was David who was already on the scene been anointed. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah,
29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent (God’s judgement is Final Disobedient must be judged when overt made public).
31 So Samuel turned again after Saul; and Saul worshipped the Lord (God receives worship as he prescribed Saul tries to deviate god’s plan).
SAULS FALL FROM GRACE
Saul approaches Samuel to ask him walk with him.
He was tall handsome looked like a king from a good family he had everything to be a good candidate for the people desired to have a king.
But it was soon discovered that he did have the right heart for the job.
The right heart for the job requires a certain grace.
Simple Definition of grace.
Something you did not work for
Something you did not earn
God’s Grace upon is for a purpose.
God’s Grace upon you is to bring first yourself then as you led by example others to WORSHIP.
Some people are more inclined than others to be grateful and others are unappreciatively of the favor upon their lives not fully understanding the opportunities and the blessings that you have.
When you can see them and not take them for granted.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8
When you see God working in your life at times it drives you to a prostrate position of Worship. Horizontal Worship
Saul’s worship was based on external conditions
What was profitable:
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. I Sam 15:3
Blamed it on the People:
But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.I Samuel 15:9
He was an observer of the clouds and the wind and the rain.
yet all must learn obedience to the things of God.
Even Jesus had to learn obedience
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; Hebrews 5:8
How? By the things which you suffer!
THERE IS A SPECIAL GRACE
Even though Grace is something unearned it is still something you must do. That is to be obedient!
His Divine nature took on flesh and God suffered.
It’s the old Nurture Vs Nature argument.
Nature is something given by God.
Nurture is something that you develop over time.
When you develop both a special grace Emerges upon your life that allows favor to shine upon you.
This brings up my next point of Grace.
Grace can be an environment. The scripture says that your gift will make room for you and bring you in the presence of great men.
Your gift in its raw state is a God given talent that must be developed in order to enter the presence of Great Men.
Have you ever been in the presence of the President, or the Governor or even the Mayor. A famous person, a Superstar.
There is a special grace that is present in that environment that for the most part is intangible but you can feel it you can’t touch it. Electricity seems to be in the air.
This a condition that few are allowed or graced to enter,
Before Esther was presented to the king she had prepare with baths and spice etc. for 1 years.
Knowing this we should recognize that we if so graced to have a treasure in earthen vessels. The greatest gift that a man woman boy of girl could experience is the presence of God in your life.
The kingdom was ripped from King Saul and given to the local Rock Star David.
One mentioned as being a Man with the Heart for God. Saul proved that he was not qualified. Even after he worshipped he went back to rebellion. Consulting the witch at Endor.
All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.Romans 6:23
Yet when David sinned he repented and had sense to let the dead rest in peace and said of his dead child you can not come to me but I must prepare my life to come to you (Heaven).
If you have been graced to perform a certain task God must develop you and this can only happen if you are humble enough to receive direction from the one sent to assist you along.
You can be on the enemies team and have a special grace.
You can be a tare and God wants to recruit you.
When you see God you tend to do better in life