1 Samuel 9: When Do People Come to You?

1 Samuel 9: When Do People Come to You?

The "Las Vegas" of first century Rome has been on a long journey. The Apostle Paul is encouraging them to forgive one another, know who they are in Christ, keep their lives holy, and stay unified. 
“The book of 1 Samuel focuses on three characters: Samuel, Saul, and David. 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.

These themes are played out through the rest of the book as we see Saul rise to power, only to have his character flaws exposed as he disobeys God’s command. In contrast, God raises up David, a humble shepherd who trusts God. As the story progresses, we see these two characters in increasingly stark contrast. Saul slips into madness as David resolutely trusts in God’s timing and purposes.” From theBibleProject

Overall Theme: God’s Providence Despite Human Silliness.

Key Verse: (1 Samuel 12:24) Be sure to fear the Lord and faithfully serve him. Think of all the wonderful things he has done for you. If you continue to sin, you and your king will be swept away.


  1. God raises up Samuel  as prophet and judge (1 Sa 1–7).
  2. Israel demands a king: Saul (1 Sa 8–15).
  3. God raises up David to be king of Israel (1 Sa 16–20).
  4. Saul hunts David out of jealousy (1 Sa 21–31).s.

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