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Msg #1748 Saul's Type-A Personality

Msg #1748 Saul's Type-A Personality

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Msg #1748 Saul's Type-A Personality

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice


There were three signs in King Saul's calling and three sins in King Saul's falling. In 1Samuel 13 God staged Israel's great victory over the Philistines. The new king and his Type-A personality was nervous, but he was in his place,... until he stepped out of his place. Saul's first sin was well thought out and very practical. He rationalized it superbly, it was pragmatic. At first glance it seems that God completely overreacted.... Barred from the kingdom for one burnt offering? “Thou hast done foolishly; thou has not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee” (1Sam 13:13). God wanted “a man after his own heart;” Saul was not that man; he could get things done, alright, but didn't do them God's way. God places utmost importance on HOW things get done, Type-As on THAT things get done. Israel won the victory over the Philistines, but not via Saul, it was Johnathan who slew the Garrison of Philistines (Chap. 14).

In 1Samuel 15 God staged the annihilation of the Amalekites. Saul's Type-A personality stepped in to do the job and his second sin was well thought out, very practical, rationalized superbly, pragmatic,... and disobedience. The next victory over the Philistines was secured, not by Saul, but by a shepherd boy, a man after God's own heart, who slew a giant. Saul's third sin was opposing God's man. The Type-A personality is competitive, aggressive, organized, fast talking, ambitious, impatient, and a good time manager. Type-B is more relaxed, non-competitive, non-aggressive. I re-wrote the song “Learning to Lean” with lyrics “Learning to “B”, Learning to “B”, I'm learning to “B” like Jesus. Finding more power than I ever knew, I'm learning to “B” like Jesus. God makes us new creatures, conformed to Christ, some are slow learners.


An Essay for week #48 Nov 26, 2017

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