What lost animal(s) was King Saul searching for in 1 Samuel 9??
Here’s a quick summary of Saul’s story: How a Benjamite became a King
Saul was a descendant of the Tribe of Benjamin, the smallest (numerically) of the 12 tribes in Israel. Although Saul was a very tall and handsome young man, in outward appearance, He thought and believed himself to be just “a nobody.” The Benjamites were not only the most insignificant tribe in Israel but Saul’s family line was the least of all the Families derived of Benjamin.
So as the story goes…Saul’s father was told that some of his donkeys had strayed away, so he sent Saul to look for the lost donkeys. Saul took with him, one of his servants and the two searched diligently for the donkeys for three days, to no avail….so they decided to go ask “the Seer” in Israel.
Now Samuel, Elkanah’s and Hannah’s son, (oldest of the six children) was the Prophet and Judge in Israel..and the two young men were hoping that Samuel would be able to tell them where to find the lost donkeys….not yet realizing that the donkeys had already been found.
Now Samuel had previously heard a word from The Lord, revealing to him that He was sending a young man, from the land of Benjamin, to be anointed the first King of Israel.
This was because the people had been crying out to God, pleading for a King. The people of Israel were terribly afraid of the Philistines …and so God was responding to their plea by sending Saul, to become their King and captain. He would save Israel out of the hands of the Philistines.
Now When Saul and his servant finally made it to Ramah and approached Samuel, he greeted Saul by his name, saying, “Saul I am the seer.” Now Samuel was on his way up to bless the peace offering. He invited Saul to come and eat of the feast, and because Samuel was already expecting Saul to arrive, Samuel had everything prearranged to serve Saul, in the chief seat, as the guest of honor.
The next morning, as Saul prepared to leave Samuel and return to his father’s house, Samuel took a vial of oil and poured it on Saul’s head, anointing him. Samuel also kissed him, resigning his governmental authority over to Saul. On his way home, the Holy Spirit came mightily upon Saul, transforming his mind, and preparing him to become King.
Look at God!!
Now let me get this straight:
Saul left home……with a simple plan to find his father’s lost donkeys and get back home…then, just 4 days later….Saul came home a King!!
Wow!! See how God used Saul, regardless of his blood line, and his HUGE inferiority complex…And God can use you too, regardless of your past…So Get Over It!! Lol
God raised Saul up and sat him in the Chief Seat in the Kingdom! He had a great plan for Saul. I call it a Divine “Set Up.”
God has a greater plan for us!!
…..And our Divine Set-up kicks in when we accept Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Saviour…He sits us on the Throne – In Jesus!!
-And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One- (Eph 2:6)
So because we are Seated with Jesus, We too, are Kings and Queens in Christ!!
Now it’s time for you to pickup your Bible and take a look at the full story in 1 Samuel 9-10.
It is So Good!!
You will be blessed.
Remember…Before you read, ask the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart…He’s waiting!!
God Loves You and So Do I!!
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