Sermon Notes:

Saul was the first king in Israel and his downfall came because of his own self-deception. Saul shows how easy it is to become self-deceived. We first begin to shift blame with words like, “It’s not my fault!” Next, we seek to justify our actions as being okay when they aren’t. Elisabeth Elliot said her father would tell her and her brother growing up, “There’s no use singing Jesus praises when you’re being disobedient.” The human heart has an incredible capacity for self-deception, and that was King Saul’s story... as well as our own. What went wrong with Saul is what goes wrong in us: we forget that God is the one who gives us our worth and value, we forget that God delights in us as His children, and we forget that He has given us His favor in Jesus.

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