“And Samuel said, ‘Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obedience to the voice of the LORD? Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is no less a sin than divination, and stubbornness is like iniquity and idolatry. Because you have reject the word of the LORD, he has also rejected you from being king.’” 1 Samuel 15:22-23
Saul is a slow learner. Personal pride blinds him from submitting to the full authority of God, therefore he is in fact, rebellious. As one of my Army bosses use to say, “We all work for somebody, and we all are held accountable”. Another use to say, “There are times when we just have to shut up and color.” When we are coloring for someone else it’s important to color that which they tell us to and to stay inside the lines. Saul isn’t learning the lesson. O God that I submit to your authority, that I take on fully the task(s) you designate and carry out those tasks with your help. That you O God are and will be Lord of my life, always and forever.