The First Book of Samuel
Utter Destruction of Amalek Bible Tale
Utterly Destroy Amalek in the Bible Concern
Get ready for another great day of adventure here at Daily Bread!
Let's go back a smidgen, shall we? Remember all the way back in the
book of Exodus when the Amalekites attacked Israel as they were on
their way to the Promised Land?
8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go
out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill
with the rod of God in mine hand.
10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with
Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that
Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
12 But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and
put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his
hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and
his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the
edge of the sword.
14 And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial
in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly
put out the remembrance of Amalek from under Heaven.
15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it
16 For he said, Because the Lord hath sworn that the Lord
will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.
17 Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye
were come forth out of Egypt;
18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of
thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and
weary; and he feared not God.
19 Therefore it shall be, when the Lord thy God hath given
thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the
Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou
shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou
shalt not forget it.
Utter Destruction of Amalek Bible Discussion
Utterly Destroy Amalek in the Bible Story
Well folks, it looks like the time of reckoning has arrived because
Samuel informed Saul that the Lord had a mission for him concerning
1 Samuel 15:3
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they
have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and
suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
So, Saul gathered quite an army of over 200,000 strong, and they set
up in ambush in a city of Amalek, but first Saul alerted the Kenites
to leave the area where they lived in the vicinity, because they were
kindred to Moses' father-in-law.
Utter Destruction of Amalek Bible Message
Utterly Destroy Amalek in the Bible Warning
There was a terrible slaughter of the Amalekites, but Saul spared one
person alive and took him prisoner, which was Agag, the king of the
Amalekites. In addition, they kept the best of the sheep, oxen,
fatlings, lambs and all that they felt was worthy of regard, but all
else, they destroyed.
Uh oh ... Do you sense more trouble for Saul? Uh huh ... You're
probably thinking, Geez boy! Haven't you learned yet to obey the Lord
completely who appointed you king of His people!
Well ... The Lord sent Word to Samuel, saying, It makes me sorry that
I made Saul king ... He doesn't listen to me.
This grieved Samuel, and he cried to God all night. Bless old
Samuel's heart ... A lot like Moses, wasn't he? Even though he knew
that the Lord was wronged, he still loved the people so, that he
prayed for them sincerely for God's Grace.
Utter Destruction of Amalek Bible Prophecy
Utterly Destroy Amalek in the Bible Danger
Now, Saul had gone home and when Samuel found him the next morning,
Saul bragged that he had been victorious in carrying out the Lord's
bidding as if he had obeyed the Word that the Lord sent through
Samuel to the letter, when in Truth, Saul merely did what he thought
was best, and not what the Lord commanded him.
Samuel replied, Then why is it that I hear the bleating of sheep and
the lowing of oxen in my ears?
Saul answered that the people spared the best of the sheep and oxen
to sacrifice to the Lord, but the rest, they utterly destroyed.
Samuel said to Saul ... Listen while I tell you what the Lord told me
last night. When you were unworthy in your own mind, weren't you made
the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed you king over
The Lord sent you on a mission to utterly destroy the sinners -- the
Amalekites -- until they were consumed. Why didn't you obey the voice
of the Lord, but instead you reserved the best and did evil in the
eyes of the Lord?
Saul disagreed, Yes I have obeyed ... And have brought Agag the king
of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. But the people
took the sheep and oxen and the choice things that should have been
utterly destroyed to sacrifice to God in Gilgal.
Utter Destruction of Amalek Bible Study
Utterly Destroy Amalek in the Bible Fear
Samuel asked Saul ... Does the Lord delight in sacrifices as much as
in obedience to the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than
sacrifice, and to listen to Him is better than the fat of rams.
Because you have rejected the Word of the Lord, He has also rejected
you from being king.
Finally, Saul confessed that he had disobeyed the commandment of the
Lord and the orders of His Prophet because he feared the people and
obeyed their voice. Saul asked Samuel to forgive him and go with him
to worship the Lord, but Samuel refused, saying, I will not ... You
have rejected the Word of the Lord and he has rejected you from being
king over Israel.
As Samuel turned to walk away, Saul took hold of Samuel's coat and it
tore. And Samuel said to Saul, In the same way, the Lord has torn the
kingdom of Israel away from you today, and has given it to someone
better than you. Samuel also added that God wasn't kidding, and that
He wouldn't change His mind.
Saul again admitted to his sin, and asked Samuel to accompany him in
worshiping God before Israel, so Samuel obliged him the favor.
Utter Destruction of Amalek Bible Summary
Utterly Destroy Amalek in the Bible Conclusion
Then Samuel ordered that Agag be brought to him, and Agag came
cheerfully, commenting that certainly the bitterness of death had
past. Samuel answered him ... As your sword has made women childless,
your mother shall also be childless among women. And Samuel cut up
Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal.
Samuel went home to Ramah, and Saul went home to Gibeah ... And
Samuel never went to see Saul again, but Samuel mourned for Saul, and
the Lord regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.
Sooooo, who will be the next king of Israel? Come back soon and see,
right here at Daily Bread!
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