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Intro
Are you a fan of Disney?
Even if you’re not you can recognize what this is… Icon = timeless
only one kingdom is timeless and it is not Walt’s
Today I want to talk to you about a King who fell from glory...
Prayer
Grant us heavenly Father to learn vicariously today…
Message
Synopsis:
Nahash the Ammonite
Jabesh-gilead - treaty
Nahash - gouge out Right eye - disgrace to Israel
7 days...
Saul - Oxen
Spirit of God - cut in pieces
Israel / Judah = 300k / 30k
high noon - [salvation]
Jabesh - tomorrow = give ourselves to you
3 companies - early morning = -2
The Kingdom is Renewed
wait a minute… kill the doubters!
a day for rejoicing not vengance = v13 = LORD - salvation
Samuel = renew the kingdom
sacrificed peace / rejoice
Samuel’s Farewell Address [Samuel’s Warning]
Though we meet with prosperity and success in a way of sin, yet we must not therefore think the more favourably of it.
They have a king, and if they conduct themselves well their king may be a very great blessing to them, and yet Samuel will have them perceive and see that their wickedness was great in asking a king.
We must never think well of that which God in his law frowns upon, though in his providence he may seem to smile upon it.
I have done what you wanted = King
I have served you a long time what wrong have I done you?
No / Never!!
The LORD is witness
Moses / Aaron = Egypt
but they forgot God
oppressed
cried out to God
Judges = Jerubbaal / Barak / Jephthah / Samuel
Nahash…
King - not God as King = King like Men
Though we meet with prosperity and success in a way of sin, yet we must not therefore think the more favourably of it.
Though we meet with prosperity and success in a way of sin, yet we must not therefore think the more favourably of it.
They have a king, and if they conduct themselves well their king may be a very great blessing to them, and yet Samuel will have them perceive and see that their wickedness was great in asking a king.
We must never think well of that which God in his law frowns upon, though in his providence he may seem to smile upon it.
Behold your King!!
Fear / Obey = Good
Forget / Rebel = Bad
Stand In Awe
Harvest - rain / thunder!!
fear = pray for us
Samuel - I will pray for you
20 And Samuel said to the people, “Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil.
Yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart.
21 And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty
Serve-God-Heart
Wicked-Swept Away - You / King
Fighting Philistines
3k = 2k Saul / 1k Johnathan
John - defeat Philistines
Saul - toots his horn!
Philistines upset
Phils = 30k chariots / 6k horsemen / troops = sand
Hebrews - trouble = hide in holes [tombs, rocks, cisterns]
Saul - followed trembling...
Saul’s Unlawful Sacrifice [8-15]
7 days - no Sam - people going
Saul = Offers Offerings - as soon as done!
greet him = bless him - is he equal to the prophet?
Samuel = “What have you done?”
Saul = rationalization...
1 Sam 13.11
Samuel = reality check
.13-14
Saul = # the Army = 600
Philistine Raiders - go out - in 3
strategic advantage
No weapons - in Israel
out #’ed and out gunned…
Application
We have all been here, we can all relate to Saul, … things seem to be going so well and we are walking so close to God and yet a fall is right around the corner
Saul allows circumstances to dictate
7 days - Gilgal - Samuel - Scattering…
things looked bad
Saul allows for partial obedience
little sin… no such thing
Saul fails to take responsibility
he gives excuses
Jesus is not Saul
Offerings - burnt / peace
Close
First comes the tyranny of the urgent, the encroaching pressure from surrounding circumstances.
This is followed by the insecurity and self-doubt arising from a lack of total reliance on God.
Finally, there follows the rebellion itself—the pitiful human attempt to take matters into our own hands, which is tantamount to usurping, or at least presuming upon, the authority of God.
This is the picture of sin demonstrated in the Garden of Eden as the paradigm of human failure, and as we all know too well, at least in our most honest moments, it is a pattern repeated many times in our own lives.
The events included in the telling of this episode serve to create a tragic parallel between Saul and Adam (cf.
Gen 3).
Both men were the heads of their respective social institutions; both violated commands given them by the Lord; both expressed an unwillingness to take personal responsibility for their actions.
Because of sin Adam lost the opportunity for eternal life in the garden; for the same cause Saul lost the opportunity for an enduring dynasty in the Promised Land.
These parallels are not accidental but result from a consistent theological perspective that views loss of position and privilege as inevitable consequences of violating the Lord’s commandments.
Saul lost his kingdom for want of two or three hours’ patience.
Prayer
Grant, Almighty God, that as you have given us your only begotten Son to rule us, and have by your good pleasure consecrated him a King over us, that we may be perpetually safe and secure under his hand against all the attempts of the devil and of the whole world—O grant that we may allow ourselves to be ruled by his authority, and so conduct ourselves that he may ever continue to watch for our safety.
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