1 SAMUEL 15

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1 Samuel 15:1-29

HE DIDN’T FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!

 

A DISTINCT COMMAND - Vss. 1-3

Saul was told what to do.

 

A DANGEROUS WORD - "BUT" - Vss. 4-9

Although partially obedient, there was that big “BUT”.

There were things Saul failed to do.

 

A DIRECT INTERROGATION - Vss. 10-21

Through his questioning Samuel got to the bottom of the matter and exposed Saul’s sin.

 

A DIVINE PRONOUNCEMENT - Vss. 22-29

Saul was disqualified from leadership because he failed to obey.

 

 

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1 Samuel 15:1-31

A WAYWARD KING

 

DIRECTIONS FOR SAUL - Vss. 1-5

Saul was to be an instrument of God in judging Amalek. He was to go and

totally destroy Amalek and all their animals. While we might view this as a

rather violent thing for God to do, let us remember that He is God and had

his reasons for doing this at this time.

 

DISOBEDIENCE OF SAUL - Vss. 6-9

Saul did two things wrong. He destroyed everyone except the king, Agag, and

he kept alive the best of the livestock.

 

DISTRESS OVER SAUL - Vss. 10-11

Samuel the Prophet was informed by God of Saul's disobedience and of God's

displeasure. Samuel was greatly grieved.

 

DECEIT OF SAUL - Vss. 12-13

When Saul met Samuel he claimed to have kept the commandment of the Lord.

Saul had only been partially obedient. He was trying to deceive Samuel.

Let's remember that partial obedience is disobedience.

 

DECLARATION ABOUT SAUL - Vss. 14-31

Of God's Displeasure - Vss. 14-23

Of the Kingdom's Departure (from Saul) - Vss. 24-31

 

 

 

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