“They Cried Out…”

January 18, 2018

“They Cried Out…”

Blessings folk!

Samuel called the people to “take your stand”…be still…and listen.

He then gave a succinct review of what the Lord had done for them…and their reaction.

1Sa 12:6-12

Then Samuel said to the people, “It is the LORD who appointed Moses and Aaron and who brought your fathers up from the land of Egypt.

“So now, take your stand, that I may plead with you before the LORD concerning all the righteous acts of the LORD which He did for you and your fathers.

“When Jacob went into Egypt and your fathers cried out to the LORD, then the LORD sent Moses and Aaron who brought your fathers out of Egypt and settled them in this place.

“But they forgot the LORD their God, so He sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the army of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.

“They cried out to the LORD and said, ‘We have sinned because we have forsaken the LORD and have served the Baals and the Ashtaroth; but now deliver us from the hands of our enemies, and we will serve You.’

“Then the LORD sent Jerubbaal and Bedan and Jephthah and Samuel, and delivered you from the hands of your enemies all around, so that you lived in security.

“When you saw that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon came against you, you said to me, ‘No, but a king shall reign over us,’ although the LORD your God was your king.

The Lord had:

  • Appointed Moses and Aaron to bring them up…rescue…them from Egypt
  • Done righteous acts
  • Settled them in the land
  • Sold them into the hand of Sisera, Philistines, Moab (due to their rebellion)
  • Delivered them via judges…so that they lived securely
  • Been their King.

What had the people done?:
  • Cried out to the Lord
  • Forgot the Lord their God
  • Cried out to the Lord
  • Acknowledged their sin
  • Demanded a king to reign over them
  • Rejected the Lord their God as King

Sound familiar?

It is the pattern of many who profess to be of the faith.
Profess belief…
Live like they want…
Suffer consequences…
Cry out to God…
Profess belief…
Live like they want…

True repentance/confession will bring forth a change in life.

Do not be as Israel was…is…