Summary: A comparative of the life works of King Saul and the life works of King David, in the faith of Christ Jesus, in the will of God.
FAITH WITH WORKS
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (June 27, 2015)
“Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of so little faith? (St. Matthew 6:30; St. Luke 12:28, King James Version [The sermon on the mount; warnings of Christ]; And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.(St. Matthew 8:26, KJV [Jesus calmed the sea].”
Greetings in Jesus' Name,
My brothers and sisters, most if not all of us go from saying, “Lord, how long---how long must I wait? Then feeling regret for impatience we go to saying, Lord, let your will be done.” My father and my mother always said work hard and you will see your dreams come true one day. Well, I worked hard and the powers that be/people in more power gave the promotion to another. My fellows, I would not let anyone say that their faith in what God can do and what God will do in their life were more true to the doctrine of Christ Jesus and closer to God's heart than the faith I have in what God can do and what God will do in my life. “Ye of so little faith (II John 9, KJV [in the doctrine of Christ].”
Further more, I do not want to be the one that bursts your bubble about working hard. Remember, David before he became King David worked hard for King Saul but still King Saul chased him to kill him---out of jealousy. Of course, David was already anointed the king of Israel but did not want to retaliate and kill the king whom he came into his own under and David probably did not feel the same kind of jealousy would haunt him when he became king---that he would be jealous of his hardest worker. Yet, it was so, that David fell in love with Uriah's wife, Bathsheba---his hardest worker and plotted to kill him because he would not stop working hard, for him and spend time with his wife so he could cover up the truth that the child Uriah's wife carried was King David's child not her husband Uriah's child. King David felt jealousy in love that King Saul felt in power but in both situations the jealousy felt was jealousy for their hardest worker.
Most importantly, how do you know your faith did not deliver unto you? I ask you a second time, how do you know? Do you feel you know because God did not speak to you so you could hear to receive? [God stopped speaking to King Saul and had Prophet Samuel to anoint David the next king of Israel. The reason God rejected King Saul was because King Saul rejected the power and authority of God [It was a power struggle that King Saul convinced himself he could win over God] yet he wanted God to remain with him and accept his disobedience and disrespect. King Saul was a puffed up fool---an imbecile that feared his people's feelings more than the power of God who made him king of Israel. How many of you have buckled under the pressure of the people---public opinion and abandoned your faith in Christ Jesus that God will deliver? Or, do you feel you know because God did not reveal the impact of his promise in your life, to you? [King Saul asked Prophet Samuel to reveal to him God's decision about his kingship while he laid cold in the grave through the witch of Endor but Prophet Samuel's spirit spoke the same that he said to King Saul when he lived in the flesh that God was no longer with him.] Researchers found in a recent study “that folks would much rather have a root canal procedure or apply for another job than go ask their present boss for a raise” (I Samuel 28: 6-25, KJV [King Saul sought a woman with a familiar spirit to raise Prophet Samuel from the dead; the witch of Endor raised Prophet Samuel]; NBC, 2014 [Today Show---study on asking for a raise...]; [King Saul did not work hard for God and disobeyed God's instructions so God did not let him remain king of Israel, he worked hard for the people holding the words of the people superior to the Word of God which placed the people above Christ Jesus---the promise---the high priest under the order of Melchiseldec---all unrevealed to King Saul and Prophet Samuel did not tell him anything else].