Does God desire great sacrifice
From those who don’t obey?
Is a burnt offering greater
Than doing what He might say?
King Saul felt repentant
For choices that he made.
But was his heart repentant
Or was he just afraid?
Afraid of losing status
In the minds of those he rules.
Afraid of being humbled
And cast among the fools.
He seems to seek the comfort
Of having Samuel near-
Tearing the prophets’ garment
But not seeming to shed a tear.
When we come to worship
Are we seeking the presence of God?
Or have we become content to seek
An enthusiastic facade?
Saul worshiped the God of Samuel
But never took God as His own
Which is why God looks to Jesse next
For someone to fill the throne.