“And Samuel went no more to see Saul until the day of his death. Nevertheless, Samuel mourned for Saul, and the Lord regretted He had made Saul King over Israel.” 1 Samuel 15:25
How often do I mourn for those who are disobedient?
Lord, we desire to not just write someone off who has turned away from You, but to grieve for them in prayer. And here’s a simple poem . . .
Grieving for the Strayed
Sure of what they’re doing
there are those who have strayed
feeling they are right
but they have turned away
this is not a time for anger
or self-righteous pride
but a time for mourning
staying at God’s side.
* Note *
The next chapter starts out . . .”Then the Lord said to Samuel, ‘How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel’?” 1 Samuel 16:1
hmmm . . .egg on face. ”