Sunday, July 5, 2009

God Chose A New King

1 Samuel 16:1-13

The Story
God reminded Samuel that He had rejected Saul as king of Israel.

Saul was chosen as king because the people wanted to be like the other nations (1 Sam 8:1-5). Up to that point, God had ruled the nation, raising leaders as the need arose. The people were warned that elevating a man to the throne would bring political corruption and trouble (1 Sam 8:7-21).

When Saul was chosen to be their king, the people were elated. He was fine physically, standing head and shoulder taller than anyone else in Israel (1 Sam 9:2). But Saul was a jealous man who lived for the praises of the people. He was guilty of gross disobedience to the commands of the LORD.

As a result of Saul's rebellion, God chose David as a new king to rule over Israel

  • Christians are to obey all the commandments of God.
  • Christians can be removed from their high positions when they go against the LORD
Remember king Saul – He was removed from the throne because of his disobedience to God.


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  2. The lesson of King Saul that really stands out to me was his turning to a medium for guidance, and not to God alone. This ultimately was the turn into his downfall.

    Great post.