Study 8 From the Book of 1 Samuel is: 9:1-10:16
This passage describes Saul’s private anointing to be king. 10:20-24 describes his public identification by lot as the man of God’s choice. 11:14, 15 describes his public enthronement.
- 9:1-14. What encouragement may we take from the fact that the free movements of young men and girls, of assess and God’s prophet, are here overruled to bring about God’s purposes?
- What three confirmatory signs were given to Saul? How would they give him assurance that Samuel’s words in 10:1 were indeed true? How does this section also show that when God calls, He equips?
- 10:3-4. It was remarkable that the mean should give Saul part of the offering which they probably intended to sacrifice at the sanctuary.
- 10:8. Cf. 13:8-14. The event of 11:14, 15 is an interlude and not the visit of Gilgal referred to in 10:8