God’s Protocol for Promotion

 1 Sam 13:14

“But now your kingdom shall not endure. The LORD has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.”

What a tragic moment in the history of Israel!  Though Saul continued to rule as King for many more years, at this moment, he lost the support of God and thereby His delegated authority. Without authority, there is no power to lead.  These same leadership failings exhibited by Saul are evident in many of our leaders today. Yet, God “appointed” another man and through the prophet Samuel, listed one of His key qualifications for leadership – “…a man after His own heart…”. Continue reading →