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02 July, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 8 — 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16



Study 8 From the Book of 1 Samuel is: 9:1-10:16


This passage describes Saul's private anointing to be king. 10:20-24 describes his public identification by lot as the man of God's choice. 11:14, 15 describes his public enthronement.

1.      9:1-14.  What encouragement may we take from the fact that  the free movements of young men and girls, of assess and God's prophet, are here overruled to bring about God's purposes?
2.     What three confirmatory signs were given to Saul? How would they give him assurance that Samuel's words in 10:1 were indeed true? How does this section also show that when God calls, He equips?
Notes
1.      10:3-4. It was remarkable that the mean should give Saul part of the offering which they probably intended to sacrifice at the sanctuary.
  1. 10:8. Cf. 13:8-14. The event of 11:14, 15 is an interlude and not the visit of Gilgal referred to in 10:8