Sunday, June 23, 2013

God’s Word Prevails

So Saul, his three sons, his armor bearer, and all his men died together that same day. (1 Samuel 31:6)

  • The book of 1st Samuel ended with king Saul died together with his three sons, his armor bearer, and all his men on the same day.
  • Saul started off well as a king. But he turned back from following God. He had not performed His commandments.
  • The Spirit of God departed from Saul. God had rejected him from being king. His kingdom would not continue. His sons would not be king after him.
  • God had chosen a man after His own heart. David would be the next king.
  • Saul knew David would be the next king. He was angry and furious with him. He wanted him dead.
  • He tried to pin him to the wall with his spear. But David eluded his presence twice.
  • Eventually David escaped and hid in caves and other places of refuge.
  • Saul sought David everywhere, but God did not deliver him into his hand.
  • David had opportunities to kill Saul. But he didn’t.
  • Once he said to his nephew, one of his mighty men, Abishai, "Do not destroy him; for who can stretch out his hand against the LORD's anointed, and be guiltless?"
  • Then he said further, "As the LORD lives, the LORD shall strike him, or his day shall come to die, or he shall go out to battle and perish. The LORD forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the LORD's anointed.” (1 Samuel 26: 10)
  • King Saul died. He was killed in battle.
  • David became the next king. He was a man after God's own heart.
  • Nothing can stop God's plan. God’s Word prevails.

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