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Israel’s First King

We learn what happened to Israel’s First King, before his subsequent rejection…

1 Samuel 9:1-6…
There was a Benjamite, a man of standing, whose name was Kish son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bekorath, the son of Aphiah of Benjamin. 2Kish had a son named Saul, as handsome a young man as could be found anywhere in Israel, and he was a head taller than anyone else.
3Now the donkeys belonging to Saul’s father Kish were lost, and Kish said to his son Saul, “Take one of the servants with you and go and look for the donkeys.” 4So he passed through the hill country of Ephraim and through the area around Shalisha, but they did not find them. They went on into the district of Shaalim, but the donkeys were not there. Then he passed through the territory of Benjamin, but they did not find them.
5When they reached the district of Zuph, Saul said to the servant who was with him, “Come, let’s go back, or my father will stop thinking about the donkeys and start worrying about us.”6But the servant replied, “Look, in this town there is a man of God; he is highly respected, and everything he says comes true. Let’s go there now. Perhaps he will tell us what way to take.”

God does not make mistakes; He chose Saul as the first king for a reason. There are things we can glean from Saul’s early life.

1- We are not overlooked. Nothing is insignificant. God sees the potential for us to do great things.

2- It is important to follow instructions. Obedience begins at home. We are taught that our lives are blessed when we honor our parents.

3- Having concerns for others is at the heart of God.

When you begin to focus on God, the worries of this world begin to go away God will take care of them!