1 Samuel 15 Saul and the Final Straw

1 Samuel 15:1-3
Deuteronomy 25:17-19 NIV
1 Samuel 15:4-23

God is looking for obedient hearts, otherwise the sacrifice we make doesn’t mean anything.
1 Samuel 15:23
Saul has now been personally disqualified as king.
1 Samuel 15:24-31
Samuel chose to honor Saul’s position as king – not his ungodly conduct.
1 Samuel 15:32-16:13

Question 1: If Saul knew that he was not “the one” then why did he take the job?
Answer 1: For Saul, it was never about what God wanted; it was about what he wanted.

Question 2: If God knew what was going to happen with Saul, why did he make Saul king in the first place?
Answer 2: Saul was the kind of king the people wanted, and God was giving them what they wanted.

1 Samuel 15:10-11
1 Samuel 15:29
nacham (naw-kham’) means to be sorry, console oneself.

Question 3: If Saul is disqualified as king, why does he continue to rule so long?
Answer 3: God is preparing His king, and He is preparing His people.

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