1 Samuel 15:16-17
Nothing (I believe) so moves the heart of our Heavenly Father more than humility. Consider with me, a verse found in Isaiah 57. “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones” (Is. 57:15). Like a magnet pulled with force towards a lump of rusty iron, it readily passes by the gold and the silver (it’s unattracted by them); so our God is drawn towards humility.
In this sermon, we survey the lives of those whom God had called and used, and we note the downfall of some, who though pride fell from their former standing. May we every sense our need for God and in His lifting up of our position, let us remain in a place of humility.