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1 Samuel 10 Part 2–“King Saul the 1st”

When Saul left Samuel, God changed Saul’s heart.  He took a young man that was content to be a farmer and made him the leader of His people–the nation of priests. It was only fitting that the first thing that Saul did as king of Israel was to stand and prophesy with a group of prophets–What an obvious sign that this man was not the same guy that left home to look for livestock.  Still, When it came time to reveal Saul to the nation, He hid.  Saul did not want all the fanfare–even though he knew he was God’s pick for king.
It is important to note, God chose a cool king. He was tall, handsome and just looked king like.  He came from the smallest clan of the smallest tribe; and, apart from being tall dark and handsome–He really did not have kingly credentials–sounds like every person God used in the Bible.  Saul was about to have the opportunity to lead a nation as Moses did. He would clearly be the king–but, if he would trust God, he would have the best kingdom on earth.
God never set out to punish Israel with giving them a king. God simply knew the eventual outcome. Despite that, God still loved and cared for Israel. He would love to lead Saul while Saul led the people;  and so the royal lineage in Israel began–Long live King Saul the 1st.
God Bless You

As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul’s heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day. 10 When he and his servant arrived at Gibeah, a procession of prophets met him; the Spirit of God came powerfully upon him, and he joined in their prophesying. 11 When all those who had formerly known him saw him prophesying with the prophets, they asked each other, “What is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?”

12 A man who lived there answered, “And who is their father?” So it became a saying: “Is Saul also among the prophets?” 13 After Saul stopped prophesying, he went to the high place.

14 Now Saul’s uncle asked him and his servant, “Where have you been?”

“Looking for the donkeys,” he said. “But when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.”

15 Saul’s uncle said, “Tell me what Samuel said to you.”

16 Saul replied, “He assured us that the donkeys had been found.” But he did not tell his uncle what Samuel had said about the kingship.

17 Samuel summoned the people of Israel to the Lord at Mizpah 18 and said to them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I brought Israel up out of Egypt, and I delivered you from the power of Egypt and all the kingdoms that oppressed you.’ 19 But you have now rejected your God, who saves you out of all your disasters and calamities. And you have said, ‘No, appoint a king over us.’ So now present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes and clans.”

20 When Samuel had all Israel come forward by tribes, the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot.21 Then he brought forward the tribe of Benjamin, clan by clan, and Matri’s clan was taken.Finally Saul son of Kish was taken. But when they looked for him, he was not to be found.22 So they inquired further of the Lord, “Has the man come here yet?”

And the Lord said, “Yes, he has hidden himself among the supplies.”

23 They ran and brought him out, and as he stood among the people he was a head taller than any of the others. 24 Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see the man the Lord has chosen?There is no one like him among all the people.”

Then the people shouted, “Long live the king!”

25 Samuel explained to the people the rights and duties of kingship. He wrote them down on a scroll and deposited it before the Lord. Then Samuel dismissed the people to go to their own homes.

26 Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, accompanied by valiant men whose hearts God had touched. 27 But some scoundrels said, “How can this fellow save us?” They despised him and brought him no gifts. But Saul kept silent.


This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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