1 Samuel 14: 6-14….A small but convincing victory!

Jonathan said to the young man who carried his armour, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised. It may be that the LORD will work for us, for nothing can hinder the LORD from saving by many or by few.” And his armour-bearer said to him, “Do all that is inContinue reading “1 Samuel 14: 6-14….A small but convincing victory!”

1 Samuel 14: 1-5…. A courageous young man.

One day Jonathan the son of Saul said to the young man who carried his armour, “Come, let us go over to the Philistine garrison on the other side.” But he did not tell his father. Saul was staying in the outskirts of Gibeah in the pomegranate cave at Migron. The people who were withContinue reading “1 Samuel 14: 1-5…. A courageous young man.”

1 Samuel 13: 15-23….Full of details that make it real!

And Samuel arose and went up from Gilgal. The rest of the people went up after Saul to meet the army; they went up from Gilgal to Gibeah of Benjamin.And Saul numbered the people who were present with him, about six hundred men. And Saul and Jonathan his son and the people who were presentContinue reading “1 Samuel 13: 15-23….Full of details that make it real!”

1 Samuel 13: 11-14….Disobedience has consequences.

Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “When I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines had mustered at Michmash, I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought theContinue reading “1 Samuel 13: 11-14….Disobedience has consequences.”

1 Samuel 13: 6-10… Whoops, what have I done!

When the men of Israel saw that they were in trouble (for the people were hard pressed), the people hid themselves in caves and in holes and in rocks and in tombs and in cisterns, and some Hebrews crossed the fords of the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. Saul was still atContinue reading “1 Samuel 13: 6-10… Whoops, what have I done!”

1 Samuel 13: 1-5…..Kings and Princes go to war.

Saul lived for one year and then became king, and when he had reigned for two years over Israel, Saul chose three thousand men of Israel. Two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin. The rest of the people heContinue reading “1 Samuel 13: 1-5…..Kings and Princes go to war.”

1 Samuel 12: 19-25…. Agreements between two parties.

And all the people said to Samuel, “Pray for your servants to the LORD your God, that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil, to ask for ourselves a king.” And Samuel said to the people, “Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil. Yet doContinue reading “1 Samuel 12: 19-25…. Agreements between two parties.”

1 Samuel 12: 12-18….’I’m still not happy!’

And when you saw that Nahash the king of the Ammonites came against you, you said to me, ‘No, but a king shall reign over us,’ when the LORD your God was your king. And now behold the king whom you have chosen, for whom you have asked; behold, the LORD has set a kingContinue reading “1 Samuel 12: 12-18….’I’m still not happy!’”

1 Samuel 12: 6-11…. God’s past faithfulness.

And Samuel said to the people, “The LORD is witness, who appointed Moses and Aaron and brought your fathers up out of the land of Egypt. Now therefore stand still that I may plead with you before the LORD concerning all the righteous deeds of the LORD that he performed for you and for yourContinue reading “1 Samuel 12: 6-11…. God’s past faithfulness.”

1 Samuel 12: 1-5…. Samuel is still the priest but no longer in charge.

And Samuel said to all Israel, “Behold, I have obeyed your voice in all that you have said to me and have made a king over you. And now, behold, the king walks before you, and I am old and grey; and behold, my sons are with you. I have walked before you from myContinue reading “1 Samuel 12: 1-5…. Samuel is still the priest but no longer in charge.”