David is the obedient one in the immediate context, unlike Saul. Saul was chosen for his height and his military prowess. He drifts further from God.
He only fears that he will look bad if this situation is not handled properly. In verses 22 and 23 Samuel continued by speaking a very strong word to Saul: Afterward the Philistines gathered together 30 thousand chariots, 6 thousand horsemen and people as the sand which is on the sea shore in multitude Jonathan has not heard this command as he is too busy fighting the Philistines, but Saul is determined to put him to death for this disobedience and would have done so if the people had not refused to let it happen Saul has a son, Jonathan, who lead men to attack a garrison outpost of the Philistines in Geba and defeated them.
Would we have put the Amalekite children to death as Saul did? It is God that led them to the land of milk and honey. God wants us to understand his love for us, shown through his obedient son, so that we are motivated to follow him out of that same love.
Saul is only selectively obedient as fits his needs and desires. For Saul to be obedient is more important than the sacrifices.
Long ago, when my son Zachary was little, I saw there was a broken pot in our house. When he first speaks to Samuel, he is willing to talk of his self-defined obedience in first person terms: In Deuteronomy 24, the second generation of Israelites who are about to enter the promised land are reminded of the duty of their descendants to destroy the Amalekites, once the nation has established itself and won victory over its surrounding neighbors.
Saul continues to be disobedient and do things that look good or blame others for his disobedience. In chapter 15, we see that Saul most certainly does not repent, but persists in his disobedience. It was the obedience of our Lord Jesus Christ which made our salvation possible.
The Command to Kill the Amalekites The Amalekites, a name which might sound vaguely familiar to the reader of the Bible, may be foreign to us, but these people are not strangers to the Israelites. When everything began to go nicely, King Saul seemed to forget that God had given the kingdom to him and that God could easily take it away again.
In what way did Saul first disobey the command of God? The administering of offerings and sacrifices was limited to those ordained to do so and all others who dared do so were immediately under penalty of certain death, which penalty was to be exacted without delay.
If Saul represents disobedience, partial truths, and a refusal to repent when confronted, what does true obedience look like? Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other.
We need to understand the heart of our God, so that we can learn to follow him and obey him as he desires.
The book of Hebrews in the NT elaborates this theme of Christ both as the perfect sacrifice offered for sin, but also as the perfect high priest who actually gave the sacrifice for his people to God in chapters 4, 5, I want to recommend this book: God revealed to Samuel that Saul had not carried out His commandment, [1 Samuel: God gave him many chances to follow Him but he let his pride and senses knowledge keep him from believing and trusting in God.Bible Story: Saul's Disobedience; Ref: 1 Samuel War against the Amalekites.
1 Samuel said to Saul, “I am the one whom the Lord sent to anoint you king of his people Israel. Now listen to what the Lord Almighty says. 2 He is going to punish the people of Amalek because their ancestors opposed the Israelites when they were coming from.
Saul’s Disobedience - Samuel said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over His people Israel. Now listen and pay close attention to the words of the Lord.
Thus says the LORD of hosts (armies). Saul’s Disobedience - Then Samuel said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you as king over His people, over Israel; now therefore, listen to the words of the LORD.
Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘I will. Saul built this monument not for the kingdom of God but for the remembrance of himself because of the victory that made both him and his monarchy rich.
This was a strong indication that Saul’s intention was to build up his monarchy. Fourth, the annihilation of the Amalekites in Saul’s day is the outworking of a command given many years earlier and reiterated several times. Exodus Saul’s disobedience is committed by his partial obedience.
Disobedience sometimes occurs in bold, blatant forms, such as Adam and Eve’s disobedience regarding the forbidden. 1 Samuel 13 – Saul’s Disobedience A. The Philistine threat. 1. () Saul assembles Israel’s first standing army. Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel, Saul chose for himself three thousand men of Israel.
Two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in the mountains of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan .Download