3:16 Plan - Week 24 - Day 1 - Year 1 - 1 Samuel 8-10

Golden calves can take many different shapes.

Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word

Psalm 119:29 Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions.

Read - 1 Samuel 8-10

https://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/MultiVerse.cfm?s=000UMK

Apply

The people reject God’s Leadership and ask for a King so they can be like the other nations.  Yes, the other nations that God had told them to defeat and stay away from…this is idolatry in its physical form.  Even today, we must guard against putting other people on a pedestal and placing our hopes upon them.  Sure, God uses people but He is the One that saves and provides.

Saul would be the first king of Israel.  He had many attributes that we would see as good.  However, he wasn’t a man led by the spiritual.  God can use him and does so but Saul will ultimately be ruled by fear and emotion not unlike his actions as Samuel first tells the people about him…he hides in the baggage.

Yield

Lord, You are my King and I will act like it.

Extra Discovery

What is meant by Saul prophesying?

https://www.gotquestions.org/Saul-also-among-the-prophets.html

Revelation

To be a leader that serves God well, Saul will need to Know and Love God well.  Otherwise, he will be misled by the enemy.  Watch his life over the next few days readings to see if Saul is equipped as a growing and maturing spiritual leader or not…