Chapter 9Let’s start with Kish… a man of Benjamin Who else has been a Benjamite? Chapter 4 – man from Benjamin ran from Battle line to Shiloh to tell Eli bad newsWho was Kish’s dad? AbielWho was Abiel’s dad? ZerorWho was Zeror’s dad? BechorathWho was Bechorath’s dad? Aphiah?And who was Kish’s son? SAUL!Now that we’ve got the family tree out of the way…we have MISSIN DONKEYS – Kish’s missing donkeys.So Saul and servant go looking….here’s where they looked…
Where are we? CLICK – at ZUPHSaul – Time to go home.Servant - There is in this city a man of God, and he is honorable… maybe he can show us the way!Saul - Thebread in our vessels is all gone There is no present. What do we have?Servant - At hand – 1 fourth of a shekel of silver[Now called prophet was called a seer]Have student read vv11-14 So who was the seer? SAMUEL
The Lord told Samuel in his ear. When? The day before.Anoint him COMMANDER.
How does Saul respond to Samuel? [next slide]
“Why then do you speak like this to me?”SO – Samuel takes Saul and servant into the HALL Had them sit in the PLACE OF HONOR. About 30 persons.Samuel said to COOK – bring the portion I said to set apart.It was the THIGH and UPPER PART – and set it before Saul.Came down from high place into the city – Samuel spoke with Saul ON TOP OF THE HOUSE – got up early. DAWNING OF DAY…go outside
When they got to outskirts of the city Samuel told Saul – send servant on ahead – stand here…
Samuel took a FLASK of oil, poured it on his head
…and then kissed him. And says – student read verses 1-2Find 2 men by Rachel’s tomb in territory of Benjamin at Zelah Donkeys have been found! Now your dad is worrying about you. Go to terebinth tree of Tabor
THERE – 3 men going up to God at Bethel will meet you1 carrying 3 young goats1 carrying 3 loaves of bread1 carrying a skin of wine--and they’re going to greet you and give you 2 loaves of bread.Then you’ll go to the HILL OF GOD – where Philistine garrison is.You’ll meet a groupof prophets coming down with stringed instrument, tambourine, flute, and a harp – and they’ll be prophesying.Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man.Do as the occasion demands – God is with me. You shall go down before me to Gilgal and surely I will come to offer burnt offerings and make sacrifices and peace offerings. 7 days you shall wait, til I come and show you what to do.So, it happened.People said…
It became a proverb: “Is Saul also among the prophets?”Went to he high place
…but he didn’t tell him what samuel had said about the matter of the kingdom.Then Samuel calls the people together to the Lord at Mizpah….and speech timeREAD 10:18-19
…but they could find him. Then they inquired of the LordHiding among the equipment…so they ran and brought him…when he stood, he was taller from hi shoulder supNo one like him among all the people! Long live the kingExplained the behavior of royalty, wrote in a bookSamuel sent people awaySaul went home to GIBEAHValiant men went with him – whose hearts God had touchedBut REBELS said – how can this man save us, so they dESPISED him and BROUGHT HIM NO PRESENTS…but he held his peace.
Nahash the Ammonite encamped against Jabesh Gilead
The messengers came to Gibeah of Saul – and all the people wept
READ 11:6-7If you don’t come with me, you’ll be like the oxen!What do you think the people did?
Fear of the LORD fell on the people…and they came out with one consent.Numbered them in Bezek300,000 children of Israel30,000 men of Judah“Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you shall have help.”And the people of Jabesh were glad. So they said, we’ll come out tomorrow. Do whatever seems good to you.
Next day – Saul put people into 3 companiesCame during morning watchAnd killed Ammonites until the heat of the dayAll who survived were scattered, no two fo them left together
Samuel said – let’s go to Gilgal and renew the kingdom.They made Saul king before the Lord, sacrifices of peace offerings, and Saul and all the men rejoiced greatly.
1 Samuel 9-11
Week 4Chapters 9-11
Turn to 9:1-2 Aphiah Bechorath Zeror Abiel Kish Not in the Mountains of Ephraim Not in the Land of Shalisha Not in the land of Shaalim Not in the land of the Benjamites Now at Zuph…
Come, let us return, lest my There is in this city father cease caring about the a man of God, and donkeys and become worried about us! he is honorable… maybe he can show us the way!What shall webring the man?
I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eatwith me today, and tomorrow I will let you go and will tell you allthat is in your heart. But as for your donkeys that were lost threedays ago, do not be anxious about them, for they have been found.And on whom is all the desire of Israel?
Stand hereawhile, that I mayannounce to you theword of God.