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Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. Now therefore, please pardon my sin and return with me that I may worship the Lord." (1 Samuel 15:24-25, ESV)15:24サウルはサムエルに言った、「わたしは主の命令とあなたの言葉にそむいて罪を犯しました。民を恐れて、その声に聞き従ったからです。 15:25どうぞ、今わたしの罪をゆるし、わたしと一緒に帰って、主を拝ませてください」。(口語訳)

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OBEDIENCE IS BETTER! But Samuel replied, "What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams (1 Samuel 15:22). We are under grace in the New Testament and no longer sacrifice in the ways of old. Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice and our example. Thus, as Christians we are instructed to deny ourselves, pick up our cross, and follow Him (Matthew…

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And Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the Lord; My horn is exalted in the Lord. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation. [1 Samuel 2:1]

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BEST WAY TO UNDERSTAND PRIDE IS FROM GOD'S POINT-OF-VIEW: "For rebellion is as the sin of divination, And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He has also rejected you from being king," 1 Samuel 15:23.

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