Saul, the first king of Israel said, “I have sinned, return, my son David, for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day. Behold, I have played the fool and have erred exceedingly” (I Samuel 26:21).
How had Saul played the fool and got off track with the Lord? When God told him to go against the Amalekites, he was commanded to take none of the spoils and to spare none of the lives of the people. Instead of doing what God had told him to do, he spared the life of King Agag and brought back the best of the flocks and the best of the herds. When Samuel reprimanded him for this, Saul blamed the people for his own mistake. He was told by God’s prophet that because he had rejected God’s word, God had rejected him from being king over Israel.
After Saul had disobeyed the Lord, the Spirit of the Lord departed from him, and an evil spirit troubled him. Had he acknowledged his wrongs and in penitence sought God’s help, his later mistakes as in our text when he tried to kill David, would have been different. Instead, he grew bitter and let envy and jealousy fill his life. When young David fought and won the victory over Goliath, and women began to sing the praises of David instead of Saul, he became envious and jealous and filled with hate!
Saul made every attempt possible to kill David, but the time came when David could have retaliated. Instead, David returned good for evil. It was on one of those occasions when David returned good for evil that Saul said, “I have played the fool and erred exceedingly.”
When former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House Committee on Intelligence about his report on Russian interference in 2016 presidential election, he was made a fool of. He really played the fool by saying, “I can’t speak to that; I can’t answer to that.”
The left on the Judiciary Committee tried to drive home the report’s conclusion that Trump wasn’t exonerated for obstruction of justice. But Mueller’s report concluded that neither Trump, nor his campaign, nor any American conspired with the Russians to influence the presidential election.
Mueller played the fool when Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) asked if he could remember when a former FBI director ever had the role of exonerating an individual. Mueller responded, “I cannot.”
Mueller played the fool when Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colorado) asked, “Could you charge the president with a crime after he left office? Mueller said, “Yes” then at the end of his discussion said, “We did not reach a determination as to whether the President committed a crime.”
Mueller played the fool when the first part of his report concluded there was no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in the 2016 presidential campaign. Then Mr. Collins, ranking member of the Judiciary Committee said, “In context, collusion and conspiracy are synonymous terms, is that correct?” Mueller said, “No” then Collins showed how foolish this statement was by referring to Mueller’s report which said they were “synonymous.”
Mueller played the fool many times in this hearing by declining to answer why his team didn’t prosecute those who lied to investigators. The bottom line is that the liberal left hates American values and are trying to move America away from the vision of our Founding Fathers (rule of law, freedom of speech and religion, etc.) and are becoming foolish as Saul was by leaving God out of their lives.
My friends, if we don’t take an interest in the affairs of our government, then we are doomed to live under the rule of fools.