1 Samuel 14
GOD'S CHARACTER - God caused the ground to shake in an earthquake. (v.15) He sent a natural disaster to increase the fear in the Philistines. God has power over nature and will make His creation fall in line with His plans.
GOD'S CHARACTER - When Saul sought after God's will, He remained silent. (v.37) Saul took that as a sign that a sin had been committed, which was accurate. The reason God is silent is not always because of sin, but that could be a reason we don't hear from God in our lives.
1 Samuel 15
GOD'S CHARACTER - 1). God asked Saul to destroy the Amalekites. (v.2,3) He was punishing them for their mistreatment of Israel earlier on. God remembers what we have done and will repay us as He chooses. We must remember that God is sovereign and worthy of our loyalty and respect. 2). God made Saul the head of Israel, though he was small in his own eyes. (v.17) Saul couldn't dream big enough to realize what God could do with him. God made him much bigger than he ever could have made himself. God can always do bigger things than we imagine. 3). Saul tore Samuel's robe, and God used it as an illustration. (v.27,28) God taught Saul through his own actions. He took advantage of the situation to teach Saul a lesson. Everything in creation is at God's exposal, to use as He wants to accomplish His will.