Saul's Foolish Oath

Scripture: 1 Samuel 14:24-52

Topics: Leadership

When we allow our self-regard to consume us, becoming controlling and putting ourselves at the center, we put ourselves in opposition to what God is doing in the world (James 4:6, ESV). Mid-way through 1 Samuel 14, we see that Saul is doing just this; he needs control and the approval of men so badly that he becomes an obstacle to what God is doing by making a foolish oath.