Quick Search the thousands of Bible studies on this website. Just type in topic word s or a question. Saul was chosen the first king of Israel after the sons, and potential successors, of the high priest Samuel were rejected by the people as corrupt 1 Samuel 8: God permitted the establishment of the monarchy, but in speaking to Samuel, The Lord said of it:
Saul made a conscious and intentional decision to choose to serve the people, rather than God. When Saul was introduced before Israel as their first King, the prophet and last judge Samuel made this declaration concerning Saul: And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.
He was a special man. One in whom God saw fit to pour out his spirit upon. And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.
And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What is this that is come unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets? We read of God saying this to Samuel before Samuel had met Saul: He was called by God to deliver Israel, to be their saviour.
He was called to prophesy, to be one in whom the Spirit of God could be entrusted to lead Israel in the correct path. And he was uniquely chosen by God.
With such a wonderful introduction to Israel, the final result of Saul becomes even more tragic. For like so many men who were given such a wonderful calling, he eventually falls away, corrupted by the privilege of his calling. Nearly every commentator we looked at in preparation for this discussion this morning, suggested that Saul was chosen because of his stature, that he was head and shoulders above all in Israel.
But God is very clear that no one is tempted beyond that which he could bear. God has promised us through the apostle Paul: So Saul, just like you and I here today, had the ability to survive the various trials and temptations to which we are subjected.
Saul chose to fail. He chose to rely on his physical attributes, on his worldly attributes to lead Israel, rather than the path of faith.
In his example, brothers and sisters, we have a powerful exhortation. Each one of us here today have been specially called out of the darkness of the world around us to the glorious light of the gospel.
What are we doing with our calling? Are we, in humbleness and meekness, developing ourselves in a Godly manner, are we daily working out our salvation with trembling and with fear?
Or have we become distracted in the world, impressed with ourselves--with the wealth of our generation, and acting in a way that would imply confidence in our own capabilities, no longer wholly dependant upon the grace of God?
But before we examine his failures, we should first look to see those characteristics that Saul had which caused God to call him in the first place.
We perhaps see the first trace of it when we are introduced to Saul. And Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses. And he passed through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalisha, but they found them not: And when they were come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant that was with him, Come, and let us return; lest my father leave caring for the asses, and take thought for us.
So Saul first appears to us as a man who understands and is living the Mosaic Law. But he was very respectful of his father.
His concern was with his father, and he knew that to stay away too long would cause his father great concern, as it would any father. In this we learn that Saul was a very loving and caring man, mindful of the law, and mindful of the feelings of other people. Further, we come to see Saul as a man who knew to hallow the things of God.
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However, Saul guarded his secret and related to no one that the prophet Samuel had anointed him as King of Israel.
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