Now, some 500 years later, one of Agag’s descendants was in a position to exact revenge on the Jews. Think about something for a moment. If Saul had obeyed God and done exactly what he was ordered to do, the story of Esther may never have had to have been written. Esther and Mordecai were forced to “clean up” a mess that Saul left behind.
When one sits and looks into the mirror of God’s word, the truth of what we should — and must — face is evident.
But sometimes we don’t like what we have been confronted with in ourselves. So we think, “I’ll deal with that later” or “Thanks for the heads up, God, I’ll catch you tomorrow in our devotional time.”
And quite often, by the time we get around to eradicating this little inner problem we have, it’s become much bigger than it appeared at first.
What are you struggling with today that could have been taken care of long ago? And what are you facing today that you are tempted to put off until tomorrow?
Wouldn’t it be a little easier to go to God and take care of those things once and for all? Anyone up for procrastination?