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