The caucus is tomorrow and the phone calls kept interrupting the birthday dinner we had on Friday night. The males in our family took different approaches when answering the phone:

Male #1 – was serious and respectful – but he answered a call from his chosen candidate.

Male #2 – was harried – he answered with the name of his workplace.

Male #3 – was hilarious – he answered several calls….

  1. “No, I’m not going to vote for him; he’s a liar.”
  2. “City Morgue.”
  3. “This is Buddy, the elf. What’s your favorite color?”

In our discussion of candidates, one thing bothered me – exceptions. A candidate is firm on his stand, except

Saul obeyed the Lord, except:

  • When he was in a tight spot, 1 Samuel 13:6.
  • When he had to wait, 1 Samuel 13:8.
  • When he felt his soldiers slipping away, 1 Samuel 13:8.
  • When there was panic, 1 Samuel 14:15.
  • When there was a natural disaster (earthquake), 1 Samuel 14:15.
  • When the people were terrified, 1 Samuel 14:15.
  • When there was confusion, 1 Samuel 14:19.

1 Samuel 14:19, “But while Saul was talking to the priests, the confusion in the Philistine camp grew louder and louder. So Saul said to the priest, ‘Never mind; let’s get going!'” NLT

Saul got to the point that he didn’t go to the Lord at all.

Dear Jesus,

Help us to continue to stand for you…without exceptions.


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