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1 Samuel 10:17-27

Working With God Through Resistance

  • Mychal Lemon
  • Weekend Messages
  • April 14, 2024

  • Scripture

1 Samuel 10:17-27

17Now Samuel called the people together to the Lord at Mizpah; 18and he said to the sons of Israel, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel says: ‘I brought Israel up from Egypt, and I rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the power of all the kingdoms that were oppressing you.’ 19But today you have rejected your God, who saves you from all your catastrophes and your distresses; yet you have said, ‘No, but put a king over us!’ Now then, present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes and by your groups of thousands.” 20So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel forward; and the tribe of Benjamin was selected by lot. 21Then he brought the tribe of Benjamin forward by its families, and the Matrite family was selected by lot. And Saul the son of Kish was selected by lot; but when they looked for him, he could not be found. 22Therefore they inquired further of the Lord: “Has the man come here yet?” And the Lord said, “Behold, he is hiding himself among the baggage.” 23So they ran and took him from there, and when he stood among the people, he was taller than any of the people from his shoulders upward. 24Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him whom the Lord has chosen? Surely there is no one like him among all the people.” So all the people shouted and said, “Long live the king!” 25Then Samuel told the people the ordinances of the kingdom, and wrote them in the book, and placed it before the Lord. And Samuel sent all the people away, each one to his house. 26Saul also went to his house in Gibeah; and the valiant men whose hearts God had touched went with him. 27But certain useless men said, “How can this one save us?” And they despised him and did not bring him a gift. But he kept silent about it.

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