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PLAYING THE FOOL

1 Samuel 26:21 KJV 1900
Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.
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INTRODUCTION: Someone has said, “There’s no fool like an old fool.” King Saul was nearing seventy years of age when he spoke these words to David. Forty years before, Samuel had anointed Saul Israel’s first king. He was a physical giant, a real leader of men, a man with great potential for outstanding success.

How King Saul Played The Fool

1 Samuel 13:8 KJV 1900
And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him.
1 Samuel 13:13 KJV 1900
And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.
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Bible-Centered Sermon Starters 14. Playing the Fool

I. How King Saul played the fool.

A. He failed to await God’s appointed time (1 Sam. 13:8–15). Samuel said, “Thou hast done foolishly” (v. 13 ASV).

B. He disobeyed the Lord’s command to destroy Amalek (1 Sam. 15:1–22). He substituted sacrifice for obedience.

C. He became exceedingly jealous. He made enemies of both Samuel and David.

D. He sought counsel from a witch (1 Sam. 28:3–20). He refused to go to the Lord in repentance.

E. He committed suicide in battle (1 Chron. 10:13, 14).

Bible-Centered Sermon Starters 14. Playing the Fool

I. How King Saul played the fool.

A. He failed to await God’s appointed time (1 Sam. 13:8–15). Samuel said, “Thou hast done foolishly” (v. 13 ASV).

B. He disobeyed the Lord’s command to destroy Amalek (1 Sam. 15:1–22). He substituted sacrifice for obedience.

C. He became exceedingly jealous. He made enemies of both Samuel and David.

D. He sought counsel from a witch (1 Sam. 28:3–20). He refused to go to the Lord in repentance.

E. He committed suicide in battle (1 Chron. 10:13, 14).

How We Play The Fool

Psalm 14:1 KJV 1900
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, There is none that doeth good.
The Atheist is a fool.
Proverbs 14:9 KJV 1900
Fools make a mock at sin: But among the righteous there is favour.
We make a mockery a sin.
Proverbs 28:26 KJV 1900
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: But whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
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We trust in our own minds.
Proverbs 6:32 KJV 1900
But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: He that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
When we do, we have no sense.
We Substitute excuses for faith in Christ.
We Christians do not walk with the Lord in the light of His Word. When we trust in our own mind or other men.
Conclulsion: The wise man is he who receives the Lord Jesus Christ into his heart and acquaints himself with the Lord by reading and doing His Word.
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