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April 19, 2024

Scripture:

1 SAMUEL 30:1-31, 1 CHRONICLES 12:20-22, 1 SAMUEL 31:1-13, 1 CHRONICLES 10:1-14, 1 CHRONICLES 9:40-44, 2 SAMUEL 4:4, 2 SAMUEL 1:1-27

Expectations

So Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD. He failed to obey the LORD’s command, and he even consulted a medium instead of asking the LORD for guidance. So the LORD killed him and turned the kingdom over to David, son of Jesse.

1 Chronicles 10:13-14

My Takeaways

Something Old

Your pride and joy, O Israel, lies dead on the hills! Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen!
2 Samuel 1:19

Something New

  • The forty years of the reign of King Saul ends. 
  • It is a time of change. 
  • It is time for a new chapter. 
  • It is time for a king that will point the people to the Lord. 
  • King Saul did not. 
  • The life of King Saul has important lessons about what God expects from His people. 
  • God judges us by our hearts, not our outward appearance. 
  • 1 Samuel 16:7
  • Saul looked the part of king on the outside…in the beginning. 
  • Saul’s inner thoughts and attitudes began to show on the outside. 
  • God wants us to have confidence in Him, not pride in ourselves. 
  • James 4:6
  • Saul believed his own “PR”...he had a “big head.”
  • God rebuked him through Samuel. 
  • God calls us to follow His will…not our own. 
  • 1 Kings 2:2-3
  • Saul was to be the one to model obedience, but he went his own way. 
  • God calls us to follow His commands faithfully, not pick and choose. 
  • Deuteronomy 28:1-2
  • Pride, insecurity, fear, and impatience allowed Saul to do what he knew was not right. 
  • Saul’s heart never belonged to God. 
  • The life of Saul is a reminder to every believer. 
  • We all have a sphere of influence. 
  • Use it in the godly way in which we are called.

Something To Do

Be the leader that God has called you to be by pointing people to the Lord, not to self.

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