Week 4: Day 2

Read: 1 Samuel 9-10

Explore:

In chapter 9, verse 21 we see that Saul doesn’t think much of himself. Saul was from the tribe of Benjamin, and from the smallest family within that tribe. He doesn’t believe that he will be Israel’s new hope.

What are the events that lead up to this point (Saul dining with Samuel)?

Chapter 10 contains signs and events that should convince Saul he will be God’s chosen king.

Why do you think Saul was not convinced that he was chosen by God even though he experienced all these signs? Why do you think he hid himself amongst the supplies? 

 

Apply:

 Think about some of the things that have happened in your life. The places you could have ended up; the jobs you could have had. God is sovereign over all our lives even when it doesn’t feel like it.

 Have there been times when you have thought God had rejected or forgotten you?   

 

In Saul, God continues His pattern of raising the humble and seemingly unworthy.   

Have there been times in your life when you didn’t think you were good enough to do God’s work?  What should have your response been?

 

Pray:

·      Thank God that He is sovereign over our lives and that he is always looking out for us, even when it doesn’t feel or look like it.

·      Ask that God would would give you the strength and ability to do His work each day. Admit that you aren’t strong enough and that you can’t do it alone.

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