Don’t WASTE Your Precious God-Given Life. That’s what I challenge the NextGeneration students with, over and over. How To Waste Your Life Like Saul. There’s a chorus we often sing, “The greatest thing in all my life—is loving You, knowing You, serving You…”.
Those are precious words if they are true, and they are. And if the Bible ends with those who know, love, and serve the Lord doing so forever—and it does. Then the most important element in our life is that knowing, loving, and serving the Lord!
So we could say the greatest way we could invest our lives and live them well would be by serving God.
But then the opposite would also be true. The worst way to live and the greatest waste of life would be to live for anything but serving the Lord!
We have been considering the greatest servant in the Bible named David. His life is recorded more completely than any other—so we know more about how he served the Lord than any of Biblical characters.
God’s Word often teaches us by means of contrasts. I’d like you to join me in looking at one of the sharpest in the Bible—the comparison of David and Saul. It is also one of the most sobering.