Rescued!

The Spirit is the Difference!
(1 Samuel 9:26 – 2 Samuel 1:10)

  1. Saul was selected by God- Hidden among the baggage. (1 Sam. 9:26-10:6)
    a. God solved Saul’s Problems (1 Sam. 10:2)
    b. God provided for Saul’s needs (1 Sam. 10:3-4)
    c. God empowered Saul to be king (1 Sam. 10:5)
    d. God changed Saul’s desires from farmer to King (1 Sam. 10:6)
  2. Saul was shy, when presented to the people- (1 Sam 10:17-27)
    a. From the tribe of Benjamin Note: (Judges 19-20)
    i. By Lot (1 Sam 14:40-42)
    ii. Urim and Thummim, (Mouthpiece of God) (Ex. 28:30)
  3. Saul satisfied the sin of the Israelites call for a King (1 Sam. 11:11-5)
    a. He looked like a King (Outward Appearance) (1 Sam. 10:23-24)
    b. He allowed God’s Spirit to Help Him, at FIRST! (1 Sam. 10:6)
  4. Saul became selfish- we were all broken sinners, (before Jesus), directed by
    self/flesh. (Romans 8:5-8) Humanity- (1 John 2:15-17)
    a. Desires of the flesh – Self-Seeking
    b. Desires of the eyes – full of lust, for the CREATED
    c. Saturated with the pride of junk that will be destroyed
  5. Saul was rebellious- We can be rebellious.
    a. Acting as a priest (1 Sam 13:9)
    b. Wanted control- leaving Agag alive (1 Sam. 15:19)
    c. The Lord rejects Saul – (1 Sam. 15:22-23)
    d. Trying to kill David (1 Sam. 19, 20:33)
    e. Calling on mediums (1 Sam. 28)
  6. Saul was scared, his fear trumped his faith- (1 Sam. 15:24)
    a. Feared the people (1 Sam. 15:24)
    b. Feared loss of control (1 Sam. 22)
    c. Feared David (1 Sam. 18:12)
  7. Saul was honored by Jabesh Gilead (1 Sam. 11:5,31)
    a. Saul’s surrender to the Lord led to valiant me vindicating Saul and
    His sons even after his death.
    i. The Spirit of the Lord (1 Sam. 11:6)
    ii. Men of Jabesh Gilead (1 Sam. 31:11)
    b. Saul’s sin led to humiliation and loss.
    i. Lost His dynasty (1 Sam. 13:11-14)
    ii. Lost His kingdom (1 Sam. 15:24-31)
    iii. Lost His crown (2 Sam. 1:1-10)