Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 306

From Handbook to God’s Promises


1 Chronicles 10:13: Unfaithful Death

Saul loses both his kingship and his life because he is unfaithful to the Lord. Israel’s first king fails to keep God’s word or seek His guidance. When Saul does ask for help, it is after he has willfully disobeyed, and the Lord refuses to answer (1 Samuel 28). God seeks a king who will seek Him first, so Saul dies early and tragically.

This is a sobering thought: If we are not faithful to God in whatever role He has assigned to us, we could lose everything. On the other hand, if we are faithful in little things, God promises to entrust us with larger tasks (Luke 16:10).