Samuel was sad by Israel’s rejection of God and of his warnings. Nevertheless he would not stop loving the people whom God loved. Too often, because of our anger and hurt feelings we reject the people who hurt us. But God never stops loving. That is God’s righteousness.
1 Samuel 12:23-25
Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way. Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you. But if you still do wickedly, both you and your king will be swept away.”
PRAY FOR ISRAEL TO SERVE THE LORD AND HIM ONLY.
[Flowers from the rocks on Mt Arbel]