Worship vs. Fear
Passage: 1 Samuel 22:6–22:23
Saul had so much promise, although as we progress through 1 Samuel 22:6-23, you’ll notice that Saul should be strong, confident and wise. However, he was quite the opposite. He was full of fears. You’ll notice that Saul was acting out of desperation and fear which lead him to make irrational, selfish and prideful decisions which then cost innocent people their lives. He stopped listening to reason, even when Samuel tried to guide him. David, whom he was pursuing, on the other hand, took responsibility and was fully aware of the consequences of his actions. This is the difference between fearful leadership and Godly, wise and humble leadership. We’ll see later that David was far from perfect, but was not selfish in his pursuit of power or influence.