. God had clearly commanded in 1 Samuel 15:3, that every ox and sheep, camel and donkey was to be destroyed also, ... Saul's desperate action provides a vivid object lesson on how the kingdom was torn away from him. God’s Reacted: “1 Sam 15:10-11 –Now the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying, 11 “I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as king, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed My commandments.” Later in the text it will be made known that God has decided to take the kingdom away from Saul. Or have you done so to someone? 25 Now Samuel died, and all Israel assembled and mourned for him; and they buried him at his home in … David and Jonathan. Samuel was one of the most God-centered leaders of the Old Testament, a man with godly character and the respect of those he served. God expects the same from us, He wants our obedience not our sacrifice. Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. It was when Abraham had set out and reached Canaan that God told him that that was the land He was going to give to his descendants. But obedience, being the exact opposite, in all these things enthrones and honors God. Their pleasure was misplaced. Delayed obedience is still disobedience. So none of the people tasted [any] food." print mp3. • 1 Sam 15:22-23 – So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? If you only do half of your homework does that count as … print mp3. (Remember, those who sacrifice get to eat the meat.) Don’t try to assume that something is good and approve it when God has disapproved it. i. Creative and versatile actor and writer. As useless as the torn piece of robe was in his hand, so now his leadership of the nation was futile. 13) He made a rash oath that almost cost the life of Jonathan, his son (1 Sam. B. Disobedience is misplaced desire: Saul tried to persuade Samuel that it was a noble intention that led him to disobey God and keep the best sheep and oxen alive (verse 21). D. Disobedience is divination. He was anointed by the prophet Samuel twice (at Ramah and Gilgal) by the direction of God. Has someone ever offended you and asked for your forgiveness because he/she does not want to lose the benefits and privileges they get from associating with you? And it sets more value on the dictates of self than on the dictates of God and thus attempts to dethrone God by giving allegiance to the idol of the human will. Romans 15:4 “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement … Primary. GOD REJECTS HIS FOR DISOBEDIENCE. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. God may approve that person/thing for someone else, but if He has disapproved it for you, let it go and obey Him. Renewing the Kingdom (1 Samuel 11:14-12:25) 9. Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:24-28New International Version (NIV) 24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned. They had attacked them without cause as they journeyed from Egypt. But they delighted more in the meat of sheep and oxen than they did in the smile and fellowship of God. I violated the Lord’s command and your instructions. God did not ask for a sacrifice, He was interested in Saul’s obedience. He was a tall, stately man named Saul, the son of Kish, from the tribe of Benjamin. After the Israelites insisted upon having a king to rule them, the Lord revealed to Samuel that Saul was to be king. Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord?” Back in 9:21 Saul had seemed amazed that God would choose him to be king over Israel when he was from the smallest tribe, the tribe of Benjamin, and from the least of the families of his tribe. We see it in his words in verse 19: “Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord? Saul was more concerned … 1. Why did you swoop on the spoil, and do what was evil in the sight of the Lord?”, 1. True repentance begins from the heart and shows forth in a changed behaviour. David and Goliath (1 Samuel … The Lord is ready to put Saul’s wavering heart to the test. LESSON 1 1 SAMUEL 15 1. Who was Amalek? 15:24: “Saul said to Samuel, ‘I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.’”. Many times you are told to read the bible putting yourself into the passage, this is an excellent passage for doing just that. As useless as the torn piece of robe was in … Samuel refused and Saul begged him to at least show him respect and honour in front of the leaders of Israel and in front of all Israel. Because he feared the people instead of God. Samuel Confronted Saul: Samuel’s conversation with the king is iconic in many ways. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”. God knows our heart already, of course. 1. V. What does this event teach us about disobedience? Here are 15 Lessons from The Book of 1 Samuel A Gift of Sacrifice 1 # Short Commentary & Lesson From 1 Samuel 1.1-28 Hannah desperately wanted a son. 1 Sam 12:24 – Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you. Lessons 1 Samuel - Lesson 15 12.03.2015. Later when the time came to meet the people, he was so shy he hid behind some baggage. Audio. 1 Samuel 5:1-4 tells us the story of what happened to the Philistines and the ark. Samuel also said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. What did his choice to disobey God tell us about King Saul? 1:36 2. Lessons From King Saul: Saul’s disobedience. In 1 Samuel 15:24-25, Saul finally acknowledged that he had sinned and asked Samuel to forgive his sin and go back with him so that he can worship the Lord. Saul and the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:1-35) 13. In Genesis 22, God told Abaraham to sacrifice his only son to Him. Samuel returns home to Ramah, grieved over Saul. E. Disobedience is idolatry – This is what Samuel says in the last half of verse 23: For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. 1. 1 Samuel 15:12 "And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal." 13) He made a rash oath that almost cost the life of Jonathan, his son (1 Sam. 1:36 2. Samuel refused and Saul begged him to at least show him respect and honour in front of the leaders of Israel and in front of all Israel. Nothing Saul says will work now. He disobeyed just once and God regretted making him king. And he should have been amazed! 1 Samuel Chapters 14:49:52; 15:1-35 More in this series. Partial obedience is still disobedience. See Gen. 36:12 & 1 Chron. Saul was proud and didn’t want to accept his fault and mistake. Even when Samuel reminded Saul of the Lord’s command and brought his sin before him, he kept on insisting that he had obeyed the voice of the Lord, unlike David who acknowledged his sin in 2 Samuel 12 when Nathan brought his sin before him. They wanted the spoil more than they wanted to please God. A. We would be delighted to have you join us in these endeavors! The Lord anointed you king over Israel. 1 Samuel 15:10 1 Samuel 15:11. God was not interested in the Sacrifice of Abraham’s son, He was interested in Abraham’s willingness to obey Him. Lesson 4 - A King's Jealousy. If he wanted honor, he should have been amazed and satisfied with the honor that God had given him. The change was in Saul; "He is turned back from following me." Saul sent to destroy Amalek. 14), but I want to consider the events of 1 15 this morning. But Saul was not content with the glory of God and the honor of being his chosen king. He rises early in the morning and finds out (verse 12) that Saul has gone to Carmel, set up a monument for himself, and proceeded to Gilgal where he was first made king (11:15).Samuel goes to Gilgal to meet Saul. Samuel still killed Agag. The word of God comes to us through various means: Through the Bible, through dreams, through prophecy, through the Holy Spirit through our thoughts, convictions, peace of mind, conscience, through signs, etc. 1 Samuel 15:1-6.SAUL SENT TO DESTROY AMALEK. 13 Saul lived for one year and then became king, and when he had reigned for two years over Israel, 1 2 Saul chose three thousand men of Israel. It puts the fear of man in the place of the fear of God. The rejection of sinners is the grief of … Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the LORD. (1-3) A clear, radical command: destroy Amalek. Are you holding unto a friendship, relationship, job or anything else because you feel that you want to use it to give glory to God? Who do you fear? Bible Study Questions | mp3 Podcast. How did it fall apart? It elevates pleasure in things above pleasure in God. Sometimes, he wants us to first of all trust Him and step out in faith before He tells us the details of His plans. View all posts by Uduak Inyang. C. Disobedience is misplaced fear: Notice what Saul admits after he sin is exposed by Samuel: 1 Sam. 1 Samuel Chapters 14:49:52; 15:1-35 More in this series. Saul and the people were not willing to destroy them entirely but they completely destroyed everything that was undesirable and worthless. They may be acting all remorseful because they don’t want to lose those benefits that satisfy their ego, selfish motives and desires. I violated the Lord’s command and your instructions. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Samuel is distraught and spends the night in prayer to God. Although God did not desire for the nation of Israel to have an earthly king to rule over them, when they chose that path, He allowed it. BSF Study Questions People of the Promised Land 1: Lesson 9, Day 5: 1 Samuel 14-15: 13) Personal Question. It should have been in pleasing God. Learning from the past helps us in the future. And God heard her prayer. 10, 11. 1 Samuel Chapter 17 More in this series. IV. 20 Then David fled from Naioth at Ramah and went to Jonathan and asked, “What have I done? What victory? He maintains that his true purpose in sparing the animals was to use them for a sacrifice to God. God says one thing, and we say, I think that I will consult another source of wisdom — namely, Myself! He will not leave us confused or wondering what to do. This word, “swoop on,” is used back in 14:32 to describe how the people swooped down on the spoil when the Philistines were defeated. 1 Samuel 15:3 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verses 8, 9, 15, 18, 20 and 21. 1 Samuel 15:12 "And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal." Lessons From King Saul: Saul’s Disobedience (1 Samuel 15:1-35) In this lesson from our study of King Saul we will look at his disobedience in the matter of the Amalekites. Saul excuses and commends himself. To obey is better than sacrifice.” God wanted pure motives in what Saul was doing. And so, at the end of it all, God did not accept the sacrifice and king Agag was killed and Saul’s kingdom was torn away from him. Saul's imperfect humiliation. Whose voice moves you? CHAPTER 15. Saul was more concerned about his respect and honour. The medium fed Saul and his men and they left. Saul told the Kenites to move away and depart from the Amalekites so that he won’t destroy them along with the Amalekites. The Christians in Fort Myers regularly study together, pray together, and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 1 Samuel 15:9 Or the grown bulls; the … It seeks a name for itself instead of a name for God. Or positively, why does God take so much delight in obedience? David, Nabal and Abigail. Did Saul obey the order? In 1 Samuel 15:24-25, Saul finally acknowledged that he had sinned and asked Samuel to forgive his sin and go back with him so that he can worship the Lord. He had misplaced praise from God to himself. Saul Fights the Philistines. If you obey God partially or do beyond what He commanded you to do, you have lost, and you have failed. Tests brought by God are intended to reveal what’s in a person’s heart. God Gave a Command: 1 Samuel 15:1-3: The Amalekites had a notorious history with God’s people. Vs 7 - 10 See Deut. 1 Samuel - Lesson 15 12.03.2015. A. Disobedience is misplaced honor: When Saul had defeated the Amalekites, the first thing he did was build himself a monument. What was Saul told to do to the Amalekites & who issued the orders? A classic lesson on the need to be obedient to God, and how to recognize the spirit of … The Amalekites were a tribe of warlike people whom we hear of from time to time in the story. It doesn’t matter how many times you apologize. I would suggest that we already are familiar with how this one turns out. BSF Study Questions People of the Promised Land 1: Lesson 15, Day 2: 1 Samuel 28: (1-3) A clear, radical command: destroy Amalek. Pride always goes before a fall. It consults the wisdom of self instead of being satisfied with the will of God. Saul Fights the Philistines (1 Samuel 14:15-52) 12. Carmel of Elijah fame (1 Kings 18:20), but a Carmel located 7 miles south of Hebron. Verses 1-9 The sentence of condemnation against the Amalekites had gone forth long before, ( Exodus17:14, Deuteronomy 25:19) , but they had been spared till they filled up the … ( Log Out /  Maybe you feel that you can use it to lead people to Christ but is that what God asked of you? When God commands us to move away from a place or completely let go or cut all ties with a person, job or anything else, we should not preserve or hold unto the ones we feel are good while letting go of the ones that we feel are undesirable or worthless. . Battle against the Amalekites. I. 1 Samuel 15 Sermon — The Disobedience of Saul – Sermon outline by Tom Moore on King Saul’s disobedience to God and the consequences. . We talked about his great humility at first, how he could not believe God had actually chosen him. Destroyed that which was worthless. 1 Samuel 15 Paul J. Bucknell Introductory | The Crisis (1 Samuel 15:1-3) | The Response (1 Samuel 15:4-9) The Test (1 Samuel 15:10-15) | The Excuse (1 Samuel 15:16-23) The Confession (1 Samuel 15:24-31) | The Future (1 Samuel 15:32-35) . Saul was more concerned about his respect and honour. 4. There are several events that display the disobedience of Saul after he becomes king. King Saul's Disobedience and Demise Bible Study Questions. Did Saul obey the order? Change ). : now therefore hearken thou unto . He only apologized because he didn’t want to lose the benefits and privileges he got as a king. For whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. Punish the Amalekites; Destroy everything; Spare nothing. 2: Samuel’s death: 1 Samuel 25:1 . His pride had over-borne his sense of duty, in first raising this monument to his own honour, and then going to Gilgal to offer sacrifice to God.” Obedience may bring us dishonor among men. ( Log Out /  God knows our heart already, of course. And that is exactly what disobedience is based on. He may not give us all the details at once but He will never leave us hanging or confused. He feared the human consequences of obedience more than he feared the divine consequences of sin. 2. How could this kingdom fail? Then (in verse 15) Saul blames it on the people: “They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the best of the sheep.”. 4. And that is a great insult to God. Lessons From 1 Samuel 15. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Yes or No? Disobedience costs Saul his kingdom. https://southsidechurchofchrist.com/audio/LessonsDisobedientKing.mp3. Samuel implies that the people were driven by an intense desire for the pleasures of all that meat. 1 SAMUEL LESSON 15 We will begin this lesson in I Samuel 14:24 "And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed [be] the man that eateth [any] food until evening, that I may be avenged on mine enemies. Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:24-28New International Version (NIV) 24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned. It says, “The people flew upon the spoil, and took sheep and oxen and calves, and slew them on the ground; and the people ate them with the blood.”. 2. II. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive email notifications of new posts. Remember that the golden calf of Sinai was an attempt to serve the true God of Israel. His life as king of Israel is a case study in the value of obedience and the tragedy of disobedience. And the Lord sent you on a mission, and said, Go, utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed. 1 Samuel 9–15 “Lesson 86: 1 Samuel 9–15,” Old Testament Seminary Teacher Material (2018) Introduction. This sin becomes even worse when you read verses 17–18: And Samuel said, “Though you are little in your own eyes, are you not the head of the tribes of Israel? Mark 16:16 – Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. Divination is a search for knowledge and counsel that ignores the word and counsel of God. Commentary on 1 Samuel 15:10-23 (Read 1 Samuel 15:10-23) Repentance in God is not a change of mind, as it is in us, but a change of method. Samuel chastizes Saul, telling him the Lord abandoned him because of his disobedience. Saul set up a monument for himself commemorating his victory. The thing that brings glory to God is not your efforts, good works, hard work or sacrifice but your obedience. See Gen. 36:12 & 1 Chron. Notice that Samuel reminds Saul that he had been anointed King by God’s gracious decree. Two thousand were with Saul in k Michmash and the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in l Gibeah of Benjamin. Eventually the ark was sent back to Israel and it stayed in the home of a man named Abinadab for 20 years. Samuel had said it twice to Saul: 1 Sam 12:14 – If you fear the Lord and serve Him and obey His voice, and do not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then both you and the king who reigns over you will continue following the Lord your God. 3. The first time that God called Abraham, He didn’t tell him the exact place He was taking him to (Genesis 12:1). He had been faithful to the Lord, and in the past, he had been used by the Lord to turn the people of Israel away from serving … Bible Study Questions | mp3 Podcast. The children also learn that God calls us to love and pray for everyone, even our enemies. He also spared the best of the sheep, the oxen and the fatlings, the lambs, and everything that was good. 1 Samuel 8 The choice to be like everyone else pulls us away from God's purpose of setting us apart from everyone else as His people (1-6) Samuel had served as the judge of Israel for the majority of his life. There are some associations, friendships, relationships and places that will hinder you, draw you back or lead to your destruction and you must move away from those people or places for your safety and protection. 1. After the Israelites insisted upon having a king to rule them, the Lord revealed to Samuel that Saul was to be king. In 1 Samuel 15:21, Saul told Samuel that he spared the best of the things that were to be totally destroyed to sacrifice to the Lord but that is not what God commanded him to do. “Carmel”: This is not Mt. But God chose that first king for the nation. God may not give us all the details at once but as we keep on trusting Him, He will reveal to us what exactly He expects from us. Vs 3 3. i. sometimes these excuses are not valid. When you sin against God, humble yourself before Him and ask for mercy. “You are not going to die! But the Lord had given Samuel insight into the true motive of Saul and the people. 14 Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil [] spirit from the Lord tormented him. . Why did Saul obey the people instead of God? 2. Your thoughts supporting your answer. 1 Samuel 15 Paul J. Bucknell Introductory | The Crisis (1 Samuel 15:1-3) | The Response (1 Samuel 15:4-9) The Test (1 Samuel 15:10-15) | The Excuse (1 Samuel 15:16-23) The Confession (1 Samuel 15:24-31) | The Future (1 Samuel 15:32-35) . Saul was not willing to obey God. Lesson 36 1 Samuel 15: Saul Rejected; The Story. Samuel refused and Saul begged him to at least show him respect and honour in front of the leaders of Israel and in front of all Israel. God is not pleased with our sacrifices. Vs 7 - 10 See Deut. 1. A. What does my disobedience to God display about me? 1 Samuel 15:22 commentary: 1 Samuel 15:22 sums it up. What happened? Saul displays a spirit of disobedience that we can see in many through the ages – even in ourselves. ( Log Out /  When we choose to place our confidence and trust in ourselves rather than God we might as well be bowing down to stone statues. It’s a great story of the power of God! Battle against the Amalekites. I Write About My Faith, Life and the Books I Love. They had no fixed home but are heard of most often in the southern part of Palestine and in the open country still farther south. We cannot serve God through methods of our own choosing. Sorry is only the beginning of an apology and not the end. 1. the Lord--Several years had been passed in successful military operations against troublesome neighbors.During these Saul had been left to act in a great measure … God promised to punish them when the time came. (Genesis 12:7). Sometimes we feel that we have succeeded and even go an extra mile for God like Saul who thought he was doing God a favour by bringing back a sacrifice. ... His spearhead alone weighed about 15 lbs (6.8 kg), or about the weight of a shot put. He is interested in our hearts and in our willingness to obey Him. God gave Saul specific instructions on what He wanted him to do. Rebellion & Recovery 1 Samuel 15:23a For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD,… Proverbs 17:11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion:therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. Look, my father doesn’t do anything, great or small, without letting me know. Saul says God does not change His mind. When threatened by a Philistine attack, Saul disobeyed … During one of our family devotions in Lagos, we studied 1 Samuel 15 and I will like to share some lessons I’ve learnt from that Scripture. 1 Samuel 8:1-7. a. 2. It doesn’t matter if you cry or go to any extent to prove that you’re sorry or show your remorse. Let go of your pride, let go of your ego. This is the very reason Samuel gives why disobedience is displeasing to God in verse 23 – For rebellion is as the sin of divination. Saul totally destroyed all the people with the sword but spared Agag the king of the Amalekites. Heb 5:9 – After He was perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, 1 Peter 4:17 – For the time has come for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God? God gives us detailed and specific instructions. Would not Saul surely be successful as Israel’s king? A person who cannot take full responsibility for their actions isn’t sorry. Even if a person who does wrong apologizes by kneeling down, crying, begging and looking for every possible way to make it up, they are not truly sorry if they are apologizing because of their selfish motives and desires. The following is a suggested outline: I. And therefore God delights in obedience. One day, Samuel told Saul:The Lord told me to choose you to be king of his people, Israel. It says, “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Tests brought by God are intended to reveal what’s in a person’s heart. He does not need our ‘favours’, help, ‘extra miles’ or good works. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. 1 Samuel 16 Bible Lesson: God Chooses David Explain to students that today they will be talking about choices, and about a time in the Bible when God made a very important choice to pick a new king for Israel. How have I wronged your father, that he is trying to kill me?” (2 “Never!” Jonathan replied. 3. Saul Disobeys the Lord # 1 S 10.1. Disobedience will always attract grave consequences. Teacher Study Hints for 1 Samuel 7:3-11, 15-17 (2012) King James Version for 1 Samuel 7:3-11, 15-17. The birth and early years of Samuel (1:1–7:14). There is no greater victory than obeying God faithfully. Saul is not successful. Samuel spent a whole night in pleading for Saul. Carmel of Elijah fame (1 Kings 18:20), but a Carmel located 7 miles south of Hebron. In 1 Samuel 15:24-25, Saul finally acknowledged that he had sinned and asked Samuel to forgive his sin and go back with him so that he can worship the Lord. Audio. He could not humble himself and acknowledge his sin and ask for forgiveness. Saul, Jonathan, and the Philistines (1 Samuel 13:15-14:15) 11. She even promised that if God gave her a baby boy, she would dedicate him to doing the LORD'S work. God had put divination in the same category with horrible things that he hates in Deut 18:10 – There shall not be found among you any one who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, any one who practices divination, a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or a medium, or a wizard, or a necromancer. Intro: Wouldn’t it be nice if God would personally choose our leaders? Samuel also said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Samuel anointed Saul as the earthly leader of Israel. 1 Samuel - Lesson 17 12.19.2015. New Revised Standard Version for 1 Samuel 7:3-11, 15-17. International Bible Lesson ... Word Search International Bible Lesson Puzzle 2 Samuel 7:1-17 International Bible Lesson Old Series (2014) “Now therefore thus … . Are you willing to do what God has commanded you to do? This point comes right out of the text. Ask: Do you ever have a hard time obeying completely?I mean, maybe your teacher gives you an assignment but you only finished half of it. The Israelites will lose the battle and Saul and his sons will lose their lives. Yes or No? Now listen to … Saul greets him by saying… (in verse 13) “Blessed be you to the Lord; I have performed the commandment of the Lord.” Samuel asks (in verse 14) what the sound of bleating sheep and lowing oxen means if Saul really destroyed everything the way God said. Disobedience always makes the journey longer and attracts grave consequences. “Carmel”: This is not Mt. Bible Verse - Proverbs 20:28; Bible Story - Saul Disobeys God (Skit); Alternate Bible Story - 1 Samuel 15:13-36. He presumptuously offered a sacrifice at Gilgal, refusing to wait for Samuel (1 Sam. In 1 Samuel 8 we find an incident that forever changed Israel’s course – and it was a change for the worse. 1. A person or thing may look good to us but in God’s sight, they are not good for us and God expects us to obey Him without trying to reason things out. I was afraid of the men and so I gave in to them. Then came the word of the Lord unto Samuel, saying, It repenteth me that I have set up Saul--Repentance is attributed in Scripture to Him when bad men give Him cause to alter His course and method of procedure, and to treat them as if He did "repent" of kindness shown. Why is rebellion and disobedience as the sin of divination? Set the background for children: Saul, who was the king, had made some poor choices and it was time for … In fact, it is God who also removes Saul as king, and Saul dies a humiliating death at his own hands. Samuel gives us this extended description of Goliath to ensure we get the full picture of what Israel was facing. When you make a mistake, acknowledge it and ask for forgiveness. Do you think that would eliminate many of our problems? We talked about his great humility at first, how he could not believe God had actually chosen him. David in Saul’s Service. Sometimes God may not even want you let go of that person or thing, He only wants to know if you’re willing to obey Him. Samuel is the one to put the king of the Amalekites to death. A person who is sorry and repentant will not make excuses or blame others but will accept responsibility for their actions. This study of 1 Samuel 15 … Agag put to death, Samuel and Saul part. 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