A Devotion for August 11

This morning we read of the fall out from Saul’s disobedience, but what stands out when we read 1 Samuel 15:10-23 is his inability to take responsibility for his sin. Instead of taking responsibility, he blames his people, “they thought it was a good idea!” he claims.

How often do we adapt this attitude and try to run away from our responsibility when we have failed to honor the Lord or even in our day to day lives when we stumble and fall. Instead of confessing and repenting we sweep it under the rug or just to blame someone else. I’ve seen this in my own life and time and time again with others.

Instead, Christians are called to confess, repent, and turn from our sins and failings. It is then that we find freedom. If we avoid them, deny them, or pretend they don’t exist, they continue to compound, growing burdensome for our soul. So, repent dear friends.

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