In last week's Sunday School lesson, we discussed Saul's jealousy of David, when the young maidens sang "Saul has killed his thousands, but David has killed ten thousands."
Saul chose to throw away his covenants because of pride. Isn't that sad? And then I think of my foolish decisions to throw away things of importance because of my own pride. Saul's circumstances are, of course, different than mine, but that very human failing of pride transcends generations, ethnicities, gender, and everything else.
It reminds me that I shouldn't be so quick to criticize Saul, not when I am guilty of the same sin.
Joy for today: throwing away pride rather than eternal values.