Intro: Wouldn’t it be nice if God would personally choose our leaders? How could this kingdom fail? 14 Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil [] spirit from the Lord tormented him. He does not need our ‘favours’, help, ‘extra miles’ or good works. 1 Samuel 15:1-6.SAUL SENT TO DESTROY AMALEK. Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. 20:16-18 4. God commanded Saul to completely destroy everything that the Amalekites had and not spare them but kill man and woman, child and infants, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. 20 Then David fled from Naioth at Ramah and went to Jonathan and asked, “What have I done? It doesn’t matter if you cry or go to any extent to prove that you’re sorry or show your remorse. Saul, Jonathan, and the Philistines (1 Samuel 13:15-14:15) 11. This study of 1 Samuel 15 … Yes or No? God expects the same from us, He wants our obedience not our sacrifice. He feared the human consequences of obedience more than he feared the divine consequences of sin. ... His spearhead alone weighed about 15 lbs (6.8 kg), or about the weight of a shot put. 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. Just one act of disobedience can cost you a lot. If you obey God partially or do beyond what He commanded you to do, you have lost, and you have failed. Vs 3 3. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the LORD. A classic lesson on the need to be obedient to God, and how to recognize the spirit of disobedience. 13) He made a rash oath that almost cost the life of Jonathan, his son (1 Sam. We talked about his great humility at first, how he could not believe God had actually chosen him. Saul is not successful. 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. Main Events of 1 Samuel 8-15: The ark is back, but Eli and his sons are dead. It says, “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? I was afraid of the men and so I gave in to them. 1 Samuel Chapters 14:49:52; 15:1-35 More in this series. When threatened by a Philistine attack, Saul disobeyed … 1 Samuel 15 – God Rejects Saul as King A. 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. 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. 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." He feared the displeasure of the people more than the displeasure of God. 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. He may not give us all the details at once but He will never leave us hanging or confused. 1:36 2. Saul, instead of taking responsibility for his actions blamed his people. God did not ask for a sacrifice, He was interested in Saul’s obedience. II. God gives us detailed and specific instructions. Bible Study Questions | mp3 Podcast. David and Jonathan. And he should have been amazed! “Carmel”: This is not Mt. Saul was more concerned … He has disobeyed the commandment of the Lord and he finally admits it in verse 24: “I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words.” Why is God so displeased with disobedience? A. God may approve that person/thing for someone else, but if He has disapproved it for you, let it go and obey Him. 1 Samuel 15. But the Lord had given Samuel insight into the true motive of Saul and the people. 4. He is interested in our hearts and in our willingness to obey Him. Sometimes we give excuses like, “We are just friends,” “We are not that close,” “I am careful how I associate with them,” etc. 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. The medium fed Saul and his men and they left. Romans 15:4 “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement … 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? It seeks a name for itself instead of a name for God. 1. i. But God chose that first king for the nation. It doesn’t matter how many times you apologize. 1. And God heard her prayer. (Remember, those who sacrifice get to eat the meat.) What is my crime? Saul Fights the Philistines. 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. [The answer is an implied no.] God is not pleased with our sacrifices. Because he feared the people instead of God. To obey is better than sacrifice.” God wanted pure motives in what Saul was doing. 1 Samuel 8:1-7. a. 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. 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. Vs 7 - 10 See Deut. Pride always goes before a fall. Samuel anointed Saul as the earthly leader of Israel. . Look, my father doesn’t do anything, great or small, without letting me know. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the LORD. print mp3. The Lord anointed you king over Israel. They swooped down on the spoil like hungry birds eager to fill their bellies. 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. Changed behaviour is the actual apology. How have I wronged your father, that he is trying to kill me?” (2 “Never!” Jonathan replied. David in Saul’s Service. Lesson 36 1 Samuel 15: Saul Rejected; The Story. What did his choice to disobey God tell us about King Saul? 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. Agag put to death, Samuel and Saul part. https://southsidechurchofchrist.com/audio/LessonsDisobedientKing.mp3. Change ). He was a tall, stately man named Saul, the son of Kish, from the tribe of Benjamin. Saul says God does not change His mind. 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. Do you think that would eliminate many of our problems? (Genesis 12:7). Vs 7 - 10 See Deut. 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). Primary. David and Goliath (1 Samuel … i. I would suggest that we already are familiar with how this one turns out. Remember that the golden calf of Sinai was an attempt to serve the true God of Israel. ... And Samuel teaches us an important lesson with the simple truth, that to obey the word of the Lord our God, is better than offering Him sacrifices, and to heed the voice of the Spirit of God is more important than offering the fat of rams. 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. And therefore God delights in obedience. 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. Samuel Confronted Saul: Samuel’s conversation with the king is iconic in many ways. The Lord is ready to put Saul’s wavering heart to the test. He will not leave us confused or wondering what to do. For whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. See Gen. 36:12 & 1 Chron. God was not interested in the Sacrifice of Abraham’s son, He was interested in Abraham’s willingness to obey Him. Divination is a search for knowledge and counsel that ignores the word and counsel of God. Partial obedience is still disobedience. “Carmel”: This is not Mt. 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. Let go of your pride, let go of your ego. 1 Samuel 15 – God Rejects Saul as King A. Saul totally destroyed all the people with the sword but spared Agag the king of the Amalekites. 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. Samuel still killed Agag. LESSON 1 1 SAMUEL 15 1. Who was Amalek? 1 Samuel 5:1-4 tells us the story of what happened to the Philistines and the ark. God says one thing, and we say, I think that I will consult another source of wisdom — namely, Myself! David, Nabal and Abigail. It’s a great story of the power of God! God promised to punish them when the time came. 3. In fact, it is God who also removes Saul as king, and Saul dies a humiliating death at his own hands. There are several events that display the disobedience of Saul after he becomes king. He also spared the best of the sheep, the oxen and the fatlings, the lambs, and everything that was good. Mark 16:16 – Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. BSF Study Questions People of the Promised Land 1: Lesson 9, Day 5: 1 Samuel 14-15: 13) Personal Question. Disobedience always makes the journey longer and attracts grave consequences. 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. 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. Saul was not willing to obey God. ( Log Out /  Samuel is the one to put the king of the Amalekites to death. Why is rebellion and disobedience as the sin of divination? V. What does this event teach us about disobedience? Or have you done so to someone? 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. Saul and the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:1-35) 13. He chose differently than God didn’t he? He started making excuses saying that he was afraid of the people. But Saul was not content with the glory of God and the honor of being his chosen king. But it always brings praise and honor to God. We talked about his great humility at first, how he could not believe God had actually chosen him. 1 Samuel 9–15 “Lesson 86: 1 Samuel 9–15,” Old Testament Seminary Teacher Material (2018) Introduction. They had attacked them without cause as they journeyed from Egypt. There are certain people you MUST move away from, certain people you MUST cut all ties with, certain people you MUST not befriend or associate with and certain places you MUST not be found in for your safety and protection. : now therefore hearken thou unto . Vs 3 3. Later when the time came to meet the people, he was so shy he hid behind some baggage. The Amalekites were a tribe of warlike people whom we hear of from time to time in the story. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 2. Teacher Study Hints for 1 Samuel 7:3-11, 15-17 (2012) King James Version for 1 Samuel 7:3-11, 15-17. 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. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Hereby he made God his enemy. Set the background for children: Saul, who was the king, had made some poor choices and it was time for … Carmel of Elijah fame (1 Kings 18:20), but a Carmel located 7 miles south of Hebron. 1. 1 Samuel 15:10 1 Samuel 15:11. 1 Samuel 15:9 Or the grown bulls; the … Now listen to … He wanted his own glory and his own praise. It puts the fear of man in the place of the fear of God. 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. Saul set up a monument for himself commemorating his victory. King Saul's Disobedience and Demise Bible Study Questions. Why did Saul obey the people instead of God? 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. ( Log Out /  What was Saul told to do to the Amalekites & who issued the orders? Audio. Samuel told Saul to listen and pay close attention to the words of the Lord. I Write About My Faith, Life and the Books I Love. He maintains that his true purpose in sparing the animals was to use them for a sacrifice to God. Your thoughts supporting your answer. This point comes right out of the text. God knows our heart already, of course. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Saul and the people were not willing to destroy them entirely but they completely destroyed everything that was undesirable and worthless. Don’t try to assume that something is good and approve it when God has disapproved it. Did Saul obey the order? Your thoughts supporting your answer. The Designation of David as King (1 Samuel 16:1-23) 14. Chapter 15. Audio. This is, of course, a great insult to God, and therefore very displeasing in his sight. Samuel gives us this extended description of Goliath to ensure we get the full picture of what Israel was facing. 1. Bible Verse - Proverbs 20:28; Bible Story - Saul Disobeys God (Skit); Alternate Bible Story - 1 Samuel 15:13-36. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Punish the Amalekites; Destroy everything; Spare nothing. Saul Disobeys the Lord # 1 S 10.1. Maybe you feel that you can use it to lead people to Christ but is that what God asked of you? Later when the time came to meet the people, he was so shy he hid behind some baggage. Samuel returns home to Ramah, grieved over Saul. King Saul's Disobedience and Demise Bible Study Questions. He only apologized because he didn’t want to lose the benefits and privileges he got as a king. Disobedience. This lesson about King Saul's jealousy of David, teaches the children that jealousy is a sin. 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. Their pleasure was misplaced. 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 … 1 Samuel Chapter 17 More in this series. Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:24-28New International Version (NIV) 24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned. 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. 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. (v. 11). I. 13) He made a rash oath that almost cost the life of Jonathan, his son (1 Sam. When we choose to place our confidence and trust in ourselves rather than God we might as well be bowing down to stone statues. 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? The children also learn that God calls us to love and pray for everyone, even our enemies. In 1 Samuel 8 we find an incident that forever changed Israel’s course – and it was a change for the worse. 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. 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. We cannot serve God through methods of our own choosing. He disobeyed just once and God regretted making him king. 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. 1 Samuel 15 Sermon — The Disobedience of Saul – Sermon outline by Tom Moore on King Saul’s disobedience to God and the consequences. Are you willing to do what God has commanded you to do? Samuel is distraught and spends the night in prayer to God. The change was in Saul; "He is turned back from following me." I violated the Lord’s command and your instructions. To help students understand what David used to defeat Goliath, draw a picture of a sling or construct one by using any sturdy fabric or soft leather for the pouch (an oval of about 3 x 5 inches [8 x 13 centimeters]) and something like shoelaces for the strings (any length from 18 to 24 inches [46 to 60 … 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. Saul displays a spirit of disobedience that we can see in many through the ages – even in ourselves. He could not humble himself and acknowledge his sin and ask for forgiveness. 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) . When you make a mistake, acknowledge it and ask for forgiveness. He will always be there to guide us at each stage. 1 Samuel Chapters 14:49:52; 15:1-35 More in this series. Samuel spent a whole night in pleading for Saul. 3. Samuel also said unto Saul, The Lord sent me to anoint thee . IV. I violated the Lord’s command and your instructions. Saul's imperfect humiliation. Lesson 1 Samuel 9-15 Lesson Text: Saul made a good beginning as Israel’s first king. God gave Saul specific instructions on what He wanted him to do. 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. Samuel also said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. . Lessons From King Saul: Saul’s disobedience. Did Saul obey the order? Tests brought by God are intended to reveal what’s in a person’s heart. Saul obeyed ‘partially’ but it was still disobedience in the sight of God. What happened? 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. Lesson 4 - A King's Jealousy. He was anointed by the prophet Samuel twice (at Ramah and Gilgal) by the direction of God. 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) . III. print mp3. . The Christians in Fort Myers regularly study together, pray together, and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord. A. Disobedience is misplaced honor: When Saul had defeated the Amalekites, the first thing he did was build himself a monument. 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. 1 Samuel 16:14 . Jamieson states… “The erection of this vain-glorious trophy was an additional act of disobedience. C. Disobedience is misplaced fear: Notice what Saul admits after he sin is exposed by Samuel: 1 Sam. God Gave a Command: 1 Samuel 15:1-3: The Amalekites had a notorious history with God’s people. One day, Samuel told Saul:The Lord told me to choose you to be king of his people, Israel. 4. Verse 12: “It was told Samuel, Saul came to Carmel and behold, he set up a monument for himself.” Evidently Saul was more interested in getting a name for himself than in making a name for God through careful obedience to his word. It should have been in pleasing God. 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. 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. 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. Eventually the ark was sent back to Israel and it stayed in the home of a man named Abinadab for 20 years. Title: Saul Disobeyed God Scripture: 1 Samuel 13 and 15 Target Age Group: 3 rd-5 th grade Lesson Opening. Samuel chastizes Saul, telling him the Lord abandoned him because of his disobedience. 20:16-18 4. Lesson 1 Samuel 9-15 Lesson Text: Saul made a good beginning as Israel’s first king. Samuel implies that the people were driven by an intense desire for the pleasures of all that meat. 1. A. They may be acting all remorseful because they don’t want to lose those benefits that satisfy their ego, selfish motives and desires. 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. 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. He presumptuously offered a sacrifice at Gilgal, refusing to wait for Samuel (1 Sam. 1:36 2. It consults the wisdom of self instead of being satisfied with the will of God. But the whole event was an act of disobedience because God had spoken. So none of the people tasted [any] food." He said they wanted to sacrifice these to the Lord in Gilgal. A person who is sorry and repentant will not make excuses or blame others but will accept responsibility for their actions. 1. 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. 1 Samuel 15:22 What Does 1 Samuel 15:22 Mean? The point is this; God gives us specific instructions to guide us. CHAPTER 15. As useless as the torn piece of robe was in his hand, so now his leadership of the nation was futile. A person who cannot take full responsibility for their actions isn’t sorry. 14), but I want to consider the events of 1 15 this morning. A classic lesson on the need to be obedient to God, and how to recognize the spirit of … There are slight variations in the way biblical scholars divide the contents of 1 Samuel. Would not Saul surely be successful as Israel’s king? The following is a suggested outline: I. 1 Samuel - Lesson 17 12.19.2015. 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