"You acted foolishly," Samuel said. You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. But now you're kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him leader of his people..."
Did you catch the result of Saul not seeking God? Not following what God wanted? HE WOULD LOSE HIS KINGDOM! And more than that...God WOULD HAVE established Saul's kingdom "FOR ALL TIME!"
Do you get it? When we disobey God...when we go our own path...when we ignore HIS truth and direction...we will lose things that are important to us AND we miss out of HIS blessing! WHOA...these verses DRIVE ME TO MY KNEES to better understand what GOD wants with me and HIS church and to pray for the courage to take the faith steps to see it through!