The Crown Week 6: Day 1

Read: 1 Samuel 16:1-5

Where we left off: Now that Saul has been completely disqualified as king, his kingdom would be given to another, “a man after Gods own heart” (1 Sam 13:14). David is introduced as his successor.

 

Explore:

How does God respond to Samuels’ mourning over King Saul? What is Samuels’ first reaction to Gods command? What would the right response be?

What do we learn about Samuels’ relationship with Saul? What does God tell Samuel to do to get around his conflict with Saul?

Notice that God gives Samuel the way to avoid conflict with Saul. There are times when giving a true but incomplete statement can be wise and good,
however the motive must be seriously considered.

When Saul was anointed as king, it was initiated by the sinful acts and desires of the people of Israel. The anointing of this new
king however is the initiation of God himself.

 

Apply:

Are there particular areas of your life where you are tempted to respond to God without faith and obedience?

 

Pray:

  • Praise God for perfect goodness.   
  • Praise God for his provision of a true king in Jesus. 
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