1 Samuel 15:27-29
27 As Samuel turned to leave, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore. 28 Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to one of your neighbours—to one better than you. 29 He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”
I can’t help but compare this act to the woman who reached out to grasp Jesus’ robe, believing in his power to heal. She acted humbly, whereas Saul grasped Samuel’s robe in an act of pride and self-justification, seeking to hold onto power and status.
Father, help me be like Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.