Anointed King Saul

King Saul Anointing

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Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The First Book of Samuel
Chapter 10

Saul Anointed King

Anointed King Saul Bible Study

King Saul in the Bible

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is our Anointed King Saul Bible Study taking a look into the King Saul in the Bible story of Saul anointed King and how it affects your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.

Saul Anointed King by Samuel
Anointed King Saul Bible Study Questions
King Saul in the Bible Story

So glad to have you back to share in more Daily Bread today. Let's review what happened last in our story about the first king of Israel, shall we?

Saul and his father's servant, being unsuccessful in finding his father's lost mules, decide to go see Samuel the Prophet for help in finding them. The Lord tells Samuel the day before Saul arrives that the man who would be king will come to him tomorrow, so Samuel prepares a feast.

When Saul arrives, Samuel tells Saul not to worry because the mules had been found, and then gives him the news about his very near future kingship. Saul thinks that Samuel is making fun of him. Samuel sets Saul at the place of honor at the feast and Saul stays with Samuel that evening.

The next morning, Saul prepares to return home. Now, remember, Saul thinks that Samuel was just speaking in jest about being king, so Samuel tells him to send his servant on ahead so he can tell him the Word of the Lord.

Saul Anointed King Event
Anointed King Saul Bible Study Answers
King Saul in the Bible Lesson

Then Samuel took a vial of oil, poured it on Saul's head and kissed him and told him that the Lord had anointed him to be captain over His people. As a sign, Samuel said, When you leave here you'll meet two men by Rachel's tomb, and they'll tell you that the mules you went to search for are found and that your father now worries what happened to you instead of the mules.

Then when you leave there, you will meet three men, one carrying three kid goats, another carrying three loaves of bread and one carrying a bottle of wine. They'll greet you and give you two of the loaves of bread.

Samuel continued, After that, you'll come to the hill of God where you'll meet a group of Prophets, and they will prophecy, and the Spirit of the Lord will overcome you, and you will be a changed man. When these signs come true, know that the Lord is with you. Then go to Gilgal and I will be there in seven days to make offerings and sacrifice and I'll tell you what to do then.

Saul Anointed King Discussion
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King Saul in the Bible Message

When Saul turned to leave Samuel, God gave him another heart, and all the signs that Samuel spoke, came to pass that day.

So Samuel gathered all the people together and spoke the Word of the Lord to them. I saved you from Egypt and from the hand of all that oppressed you, and today, you reject your God who saved you out of all your troubles, and you have said to Him, No, but give us a king. Now then, present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes.

If you will recall the method by which they determined that Achan stole the accursed thing from Ai, bringing all of Israel, first by tribes, then by families, then by households, then man by man (this was probably done by casting lots or perhaps by Urim and Thummim) until it was revealed that Achan had committed the transgression.

This was also how it was shown to the people that Saul was the anointed one to be king of Israel. First the tribe of Benjamin was chosen, then the family of Matri, then Saul, but Saul was nowhere to be found. So they asked the Lord where he was and were told that Saul had hidden himself among the "stuff." (One might assume the stuff was baggage, since people had come from all over Israel to sort of inaugurate Saul anointed king.)

Saul Anointed King of Israel
Anointed King Saul Bible Study Purpose
King Saul in the Bible Adventure

Remember earlier in our story, the Bible said Saul was (to use the exact words) "a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he," so one might assume that he was humble, and that was why he had hidden himself when all this "to do" was going on about the new king.

Anyway, they went and found him and brought him before all the people. Don't forget now, Saul was taller than anyone else, and Samuel said, See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.

Saul Anointed King Closure
Anointed King Saul Bible Study Summary
King Saul in the Bible Conclusion

Then Samuel wrote down in a book, what would happen in the kingdom, and sent all the people home. Saul went to his home in Gibeah, along with a band of men whose hearts God had touched, but there were wicked people who doubted in Saul and despised him, but Saul humbly remained quiet about the matter.

Join in again soon, and we'll find out what happens at the beginning of Saul's reign as king of Israel, right here at Daily Bread.

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