If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be! Deuteronomy 32:29
If you had to sum up your life if you had to write your own epitaph, Would it say: “Here lies Mary/ Peter/ Sarah/ Frank… no one cries, no one smiles, no one knows where he/she goes, no one knows and no one cares”.
To Saul, the first king of Israel, a proper inscription could have been his own words: “I have acted like a fool and have been terribly wrong.” 1 Samuel 26:21
We, too, have turned an eye blind. When we disobey God, even with the things we believe are small there is an increasing spiritual down spiral.
At the beginning, Saul was a humble man, but pride took over his heart and then envy came. He took matters into his own hands and it all got worse.We must obey what God tells us to do.
We have been turning our eyes blind trying to justify our mistakes, on more than one occasion Saul blamed others for his mistakes, he wasn’t able to recognize and take responsibility for his sin.
We have been turning our eyes blind when we forget that the way we finish means more than the way we started. A good start doesn’t guarantee a good ending. Happy endings are the result of good decisions.