Disobeying God At Gilgal

The greatest failure for Saul, the first king of Israel, was when he disobeyed God at Gilgal. The Philistines were encamped against Israel and Saul`s troops were deserting daily. The prophet Samuel had promised him that all would be well, only he must wait for God`s time. Samuel would come at the end of a week and would offer a sacrifice. Then Saul`s armies would have the victory. Saul impatiently went ahead and offered the sacrifice himself. No sooner had he finished than the prophet appeared. Saul had greatly sinned in officiating as a priest.

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