Instead of allowing God to be their king, the nation of Israel turned their back on God and requested a human king like all of the other nations. Initially, their decision seemed to work out in their favor. Saul appeared to be a humble king who would rule the nation with benevolence. Yet, as time went on, Saul’s inadequacies as king became clearly apparent. In our passage this morning, we find hints at what could have been if only Saul and the people would have loved God most.

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As we reach the end of 1 Samuel tend, we find Saul chosen to the king of the nation of Israel. Up until this point, the nation of Israel had never had a king. What would Saul, the first…

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So often we find ourselves afraid to follow God's leading in our lives. We dwell on everything that could go wrong: rejection, hatred, failure, disappointment. Yet, God does not call us to…

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What does true humility look like? Does a humble person constantly think negatively of him or herself? Does a humble person reject all compliments so as to avoid pride? In 1 Samuel 10…

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God is faithful. I hope that you believe that today! As we come to 1 Samuel 9, we find Israel swinging back and forth between loving God and then disobeying God. Yet, in the midst…

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In the Bible, we find numerous accounts of people who followed God diligently - seeking him first in every aspect of their lives. On the other hand, we find many examples…

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In the Bible, we find numerous accounts of people who followed God diligently - seeking him first in every aspect of their lives. On the other hand, we find many examples…

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AuthorDavid Luttrull