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Saul's kingship challenged and confirmed

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Saul had been annoited king by Samuel in private (1 Sa 10.1) then he was declared king in front of the people (1 Sa 10.24). Yet at the end of this meeting there are those who support and follow Saul and those who resist. At the end of chapter 10 you don't see a kingdom being built, you see everyone going home. In chapter 11 we see Saul's kingship demonstrated and then confirmed.

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Saul had been anointed king by Samuel in private () then he was declared king in front of the people (). Yet at the end of this meeting there are those who support and follow Saul and those who resist. At the end of chapter 10 you don't see a kingdom being built, you see everyone going home. In chapter 11 we see Saul's kingship demonstrated and then confirmed.

Saul Challenged

Saul Challenged
1 Samuel 10:1 NKJV
1 Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head, and kissed him and said: “Is it not because the Lord has anointed you commander over His inheritance?
1 Samuel 11:1–3 NKJV
1 Then Nahash the Ammonite came up and encamped against Jabesh Gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Make a covenant with us, and we will serve you.” 2 And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, “On this condition I will make a covenant with you, that I may put out all your right eyes, and bring reproach on all Israel.” 3 Then the elders of Jabesh said to him, “Hold off for seven days, that we may send messengers to all the territory of Israel. And then, if there is no one to save us, we will come out to you.”
1 Samuel 10:1 NKJV
1 Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head, and kissed him and said: “Is it not because the Lord has anointed you commander over His inheritance?
1 Sam 11:
Who decided Saul was going to be king?

Saul Challenged

Nahash the Ammonite

1 Samuel 10:1 NKJV
1 Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head, and kissed him and said: “Is it not because the Lord has anointed you commander over His inheritance?
His name means snake or serpent. He was king of the Ammorites who were the descendants of Lot and his younger daughter; .
Genesis 19:38 NKJV
38 And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the people of Ammon to this day.
The Ammonites occupied north and east of the territory of Moab in modern day Jordan. Israel was instructed not to invade or occupy Ammonite territory because it had been given by God to the descendants of Lot; .
Deuteronomy 2:19 NKJV
19 And when you come near the people of Ammon, do not harass them or meddle with them, for I will not give you any of the land of the people of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the descendants of Lot as a possession.’ ”
Because they supported the Moabites against Israel they were excluded from the congregation for 10 generations; .
Deuteronomy 23:3 NKJV
3 “An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter the assembly of the Lord; even to the tenth generation none of his descendants shall enter the assembly of the Lord forever,

Jabesh Gilead

1 Samuel 11:1–3 NKJV
1 Then Nahash the Ammonite came up and encamped against Jabesh Gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Make a covenant with us, and we will serve you.” 2 And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, “On this condition I will make a covenant with you, that I may put out all your right eyes, and bring reproach on all Israel.” 3 Then the elders of Jabesh said to him, “Hold off for seven days, that we may send messengers to all the territory of Israel. And then, if there is no one to save us, we will come out to you.”
1 Sam 11:

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