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April 8, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Samuel? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Samuel 9 (ESV)

There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people.

Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul’s father, were lost. So Kish said to Saul his son, “Take one of the young men with you, and arise, go and look for the donkeys.”And he passed through the hill country of Ephraim and passed through the land of Shalishah, but they did not find them. And they passed through the land of Shaalim, but they were not there. Then they passed through the land of Benjamin, but did not find them.

When they came to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant[a] who was with him, “Come, let us go back, lest my father cease to care about the donkeys and become anxious about us.” But he said to him, “Behold, there is a man of God in this city, and he is a man who is held in honor; all that he says comes true. So now let us go there. Perhaps he can tell us the way we should go.”....Continue Reading

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  1. In spite of Israel’s defiance in choosing a king, God shows Samuel who he should anoint. It is interesting that Saul’s superiority is ,mentioned at the beginning of the chapter, but Saul expresses inferiority about himself. It’s not a bad pattern for us to follow. Rather than promoting ourselves we should let God and others promote us.

    But how gracious God is to orchestrate Saul coming to Samuel and revealing to Samuel this is the guy. This is after He makes clear in the last chapter that the Israelites have rejected Him as king in their desire for a king. What an expression of His care for His people and that He is not one to be petty in His behavior.

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