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Kampar Gospel Hall, 16 March 2003

King Saul, Part Two: 1 Samuel 16 - 26

Overview:

The third great sin of King Saul: persecuting God's chosen king.

  1. First attempt - 1 Samuel 18: 11 (javelin).
  2. Second attempt - 1 Samuel 18: 13, 17 (sent to war).
  3. Third attempt - 1 Samuel 19: 1-7 (schemed with advisers).
  4. Fourth attempt - 1 Samuel 19: 9, 10 (javelin, again).
  5. Fifth attempt - 1 Samuel 19: 11-18 (ambush at home).
  6. Sixth attempt - 1 Samuel 19: 19-24 (pursuit at Naioth).
  7. Seventh attempt - 1 Samuel 22: 6-23 (massacre of Nob).
  8. Eighth attempt - 1 Samuel 23: 1-13 (aborted plan to attack Keilah).
  9. Ninth attempt - 1 Samuel 23: 19-29 (pursuit at Ziph).
  10. Tenth attempt - 1 Samuel 24: 1-22 (pursuit at Engedi): spared by David in a cave (who still regarded Saul as God's anointed, v6,10),  made David swear to spare his family and posterity (v21,22).  After this Samuel died (1 Samuel 25: 1-44), David married Abigail while Saul gave Michal away to Phalti, son of Laish.  Eventually, David returned to Ziph again, at hill of Hachilah.
  11. Eleventh attempt - 1 Samuel 26: 1-25 (2nd attack at Ziph): spared by David again (who again regarded Saul as God's anointed, v9, 11).  Saul blessed David (v25).  However, David knew all the time that Saul was deceitful (27:1).

Study notes, from 1 Samuel 18: 18 onwards:

Trace from the day Samuel spoke his last words to Saul:


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