What lost animal(s) was King Saul searching for in 1 Samuel 9??
Before I began blogging on WordPress, I would text a synopsis of my weekly bible-study to friends, family, and co-workers, etc.
At some point, a friend of mine requested that I start sending out a Bible Trivia Question, so I did!!
Listed above is that first-born Trivia Question of the CareBibleStudy Blog!!
And Below is The CareBibleStory Re: King Saul, before he became an obnoxious, self-absorbed King!!
This is Your Oldie-but-a-Goodie for Your Weekend!!
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 (in numerocity) of the 12 tribes in Israel.
Although Saul was a very tall and very handsome young man, in outward appearance, Saul thought of himself as, just “a nobody.”
-And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel? (1Samuel 15:17)
Now, the Benjamites were not only the most insignificant tribe in Israel, but Saul’s father’s family line was the least of all the Families derived from the tribe of Benjamin.
So as the story goes…Saul’s father (Kish), 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.
Samuel had previously heard a word from The Lord, (in his ear) revealing to him that He was sending a young man, from the land of Benjamin, to be anointed as the first King of Israel.
– Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying, (1Samuel 9:15)
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 to save Israel out of the hands of the Philistines.
Now When Saul and his servant finally made it to Ramah and approached the seer, Samuel greeted Saul by his name, saying,
“Saul, I am the seer.”
Now Samuel was on his way up to bless the peace offering, so he invited Saul to come up to the feast.
And because Samuel was already expecting Saul to arrive, Samuel had the chief seat, and the finest portions already prepared for Saul to partake in the festivities, and to eat as his honored guest!!
Now, the next morning, as Saul prepared to depart from 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.
And then, on Saul’s way home, the Holy Spirit came mightily upon him, 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!!
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!!
God raised Saul up and sat him in the Chief Seat in the Kingdom!!
God had a great plan for Saul!!
I call it a Divine “Set Up.”
God has a greater plan for us, too!!
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- (Ephesians 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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