I Did It…Almost

If there is any shortcut in life it has to be “almost doing something.” Almost listening to our parents; almost doing well in school; almost watching the right things; almost doing the right thing. It is so close it can “almost” be considered the right thing. Almost doing something is so much easier then completely doing it. Saul was commanded to destroy the enemy, and he almost did…except those things which were convenient for him. For this reason God rejected him as king and found another in his place. Is there anything you need destroy [put an end to the existence of] in your life such as certain movies, friends, or addictions? Because “almost” isn’t going to cut it.

And Saul said to Samuel, “I have obeyed the voice of the Lord…. But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the best of the things devoted to destruction….Because you have rejected the word of the Lord he has also rejected you from being king.” (1 Samuel 15:20-23)

By: Mark Alyabyev

(Insight on Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 4-24, Psalms 11, 59, 21-24, 27, 7, 31, 34, 52)