The Consequence of Sin: Saul’s signs of [Manic Depression or Bipolar Disorder]

The Word of God is truth. (John 17:17) Because it is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for  reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16) It cannot be broken. (John 10:35). it is perfect. (Psalms 19:7). The sum of His Word is truth. (Psalms 119:160) The Word of God is SUFFICIENT!

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete. (2 Corinthians 10:4-6)

We all know  that being “CRAZY” [indeed out of mind] is different from “Manic Depression” or Bipolar disorder. This might be direct result of “the fall” [sin] as  Jesus says, “His blindness has nothing to do with his sins or his parents’ sins. He is blind so that God’s power might be seen at work in him. (John 9:3) Another is with Lazarus, “this has happened in order to bring glory to God, and it will be the means by which the Son of God will receive glory.” (John 11:4)

Anyway, the Scripture is sufficient to address this issue, so we don’t have to look for other resources to answer this issue [Manic Depression or Bipolar Disorder]

We all know Saul, son of Kish from the tribe of Benjamin. The LORD made him a king through prophet Samuel because the people asked for a king. In chapter 12 of 1 Samuel, Samuel’s farewell address to the people regarding him and to what God has done to people since Egypt until that day. And at the end of the chapter he reminded them this, “Obey the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. Remember the great things he has done for you. But if you continue to sin, you and your king will be destroyed.” (1 Samuel 12:24-25) Saul disobedience: But Saul sinned against the LORD, [he offered “strange” burnt sacrifice]. “That was a foolish thing to do,” Samuel answered. Next is, Saul spared life of Agag and his best animals where Samuel commanded him to kill “all” He disobeyed the LORD again. (1 Samuel 15:3,9)

The consequence of sin; It started when ” The Lord’s spirit left Saul, and an evil spirit sent by the Lord tormented him.” (1 Samuel  16:14).

[You can determine how Saul has a tendency of Manic Depression or Bipolar Disorder]

1. Don’t you find this foolish decision of king Saul when he wanted to have his armor wear by David? That’s why David said, “I can’t fight with all this, “I’m not used to it.” So he took it all off. (1 Samuel 17:39-40)

2. He became jealous; He raved like a madman as he was tormented by an evil spirit, he speared David twice, yet he gave his daughter to him, then he feared David. (1 Samuel 18)

3. Saul planned to kill David again and again and pretended as though he never had something by saying, “Why didn’t David come to the meal either yesterday or today?” He even intended to kill his own son Jonathan. (1 Samuel 20)

4.He twisted the truth and say something against David and killed Ahimilech and priests. (1 Samuel 22:11-13)

5. Planned to kill David and yet the LORD’s favor was with Saul. But David spared Saul. Saul said, “Is that really you, David my son?” And he started crying. (1 Samuel 24)

6. And so it happened again and David spared Saul’s life again. Saul answered, “I have done wrong. Come back, David, my son! I will never harm you again, because you have spared my life tonight. I have been a fool! I have done a terrible thing!” Saul said to David, “God bless you, my son! You will succeed in everything you do!” (1 Samuel 26)

7. Saul was terrified, and so he asked the Lord what to do. But the Lord did not answer him at all, either by dreams or by the use of Urim and Thummim or by prophets. consults a medium. He was weak, because he had not eaten anything all day and all night. (1 Samuel 28)

8 And the result? He committed suicide, “He said to the young man carrying his weapons, “Draw your sword and kill me, so that these godless Philistines won’t gloat over me and kill me.” But the young man was too terrified to do it. So Saul took his own sword and threw himself on it. (1 Samuel 31:4)

God’s glory revealed. He is a holy God, His eyes are too pure to approve evil,  and He can not look on wickedness with favor. (Habakkuk 1:13) God is a righteous judge, and a God who has indignation every day. If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready. (Psalms 7:11-12)