Samuel said, When you were small in your own sight, were you not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed you king over Israel?” 1 Samuel 15:17 AMP
This is the story of King Saul in the Bible, who refused to submit to God’s instructions and at the end His anointing was taking away from him. Please read the entire 1 Samuel 15.
Saul refused to obey God’s instructions and at the end He was rejected. Remember, He was very submissive and humble when God choose him to be king.
As for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not be thinking about them, for they are found. And for whom are all the desirable things of Israel? Are they not for you and for all your father’s house? And Saul said, Am I not a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? And is not my family the least of all the families of the clans of Benjamin? Why then do you speak this way to me?” 1 Samuel 9:20-21 AMP
Saul saw himself small in God’s eyes, but God Almighty saw Himself the Great I AM, who will be with Saul to Help him be the king of Israel, as long as He submits to Him. But when Saul refused to submit to God. By heeding to His instructions he was rejected from that day from being a king, though the gift of a king was still working in him. But the anointing, the presence of God, that sustains and enables Him to be a king was taking away from him.
To submit to God is far better than all the sacrifices and rituals or religion traditions and customs, practiced by some born again children of God Almighty.
Let’s pray together:
Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your word. Help me stay submissive to your plans for my life irrespective of the cost even in my time of exaltation in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen.