What is the difference between these two men? Saul was always taking short cuts, compromising, caring too much what others thought of him, and “helping” God out. Both were politically astute. Saul's son and heir Jonathan befriends David and recognizes him as the rightful king. For instance, they were both quite attractive. 17 Saul said to Michal, “Why have you deceived me thus and let my enemy go, so that he has escaped?” And Michal answered Saul, “He said to me, ‘Let me go. (P)Why should I kill you?’”, 18 Now David fled and escaped, and he came to Samuel at (Q)Ramah and told him all that Saul had done to him. Yet, brokeness is not only the proper response to proper, it is the only saving response. Dream Interpretation – Common Sense Guidelines. We must confess our unworthiness and fall on our face. 3 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will speak to my father about you. With Maurice Costello, William V. Ranous, Florence Lawrence. 21 When it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, (T)and they also prophesied. 8 And there was war again. 11:25; Joel 2:28]. 19 And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David. Saul was “a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel” (1 Samuel 9:2). If both men had grievous sin in their lives, why was one rejected and the other blessed? Samuel decreed that Saul no longer had God's favor and anointed David as the next king. One fell short and the other fulfilled his call. Directed by J. Stuart Blackton. Saul plots David's death, but David flees into the wilderness, where he becomes a champion of the Hebrews. They were both kings over Israel while Samuel was prophet, but there’s much more than that. It’s not that he never sinned in his life, but his heart was always firmly fixed on trusting God-not his circumstances. “Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward” (1 Samuel 16:13). Plead for mercy and grace. Saul and David are more than interesting historical figures. “But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were not willing to destroy them utterly; but everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed” (Verse 9). A poem near the start of the book reveals the book's key themes: God’s opposition to the proud, exultation of the humble, faithfulness in spite of evil, and the promise of a messianic king. Thus it is said, (Y)“Is Saul also among the prophets?”. When Saul disobeyed the Lord's direct command, the prophet Samuel goes to confront Saul in his sin. For instance, they were both quite attractive. Again, Saul thought he had a better plan. Saul and David live in their representatives at the present day. The first incidence occurred after Samuel told him to wait for him after a battle so he could sacrifice the prescribed burnt offerings. (A)But Jonathan, Saul's son, delighted much in David. Saul failed to obey the Lord in his commands and David committed adultery with Bathsheba. Maybe God arranged these opportunities so that he could rid himself of Saul and finally be king? Those who enter into the kingdom of heaven are the Davids, not the Sauls. 22 Then he himself went to Ramah and came to the great well that is in Secu. That’s it, isn’t it? Their choices under pressure revealed their raw character. Pride and presumption fueled by lack of trust in God! Saul swore, (G)“As the Lord lives, he shall not be put to death.” 7 And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan reported to him all these things. But Michal, David's wife, told him, “If you do not escape with your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed.” 12 (M)So Michal let David down through the window, and he fled away and escaped. 14 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, “He is sick.” 15 Then Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying, “Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may kill him.” 16 And when the messengers came in, behold, (O)the image was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at its head. will find that God is more than gracious to blot out our transgression. In any event, the killing of Goliath proved that David was a truly obedient servant of God who was concerned with the interests of his Heavenly Father and his Father’s people (cf. He will take our filthy rags and give us the riches of Christ. Both were handpicked by God to be king. 19 And it was told Saul, “Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.” 20 Then Saul sent messengers to take David, and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as head over them, (R)the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, (S)and they also prophesied. That’s why God spoke to one of his descendants and said, “yet you have not been like My servant David, who kept My commandments and who followed Me with all his heart, to do only that which was right in My sight” (1 Kings 14:8). Though Saul and David were both small insignificant men starting out in life they both had a divine destiny to be great men of God. Confess your spiritual poverty. Yet one was broken over his sin and the other was apathetic. 9 (I)Then a harmful spirit from the Lord came upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand. They were not easy. What did he do that was so terribly wrong that the kingdom was ripped from him? (2 Sam 12:13) David took ownership of his sin rather than making excuses. Saul Tries to Kill David - And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David. Saul, son of Kish from the tribe of Benjamin, and David, son of Jesse from the tribe of Judah had a lot in common. David and Saul are foils of one another. When the prophet calls David out for his adultery and conspiracy of murder, David immediately responds "I have sinned against the Lord". David joins the Philistines but continues secretly to champion his own people, until Saul and Jonathan are killed in battle at Mount Gilboa. After all, he was late so Saul had to pinch-hit. David fixed his heart on God alone so that every choice in life was passed only through that filter. His anointing was cause for great celebration. You are. He was the first King of Israel. When the king saw that God had turned from him but was with David, Saul feared David as well. Their lives serve as mirrors for our own lives. If not, we fall in line with Saul’s character right off the bat.
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