God Gives Israel the King They Sought

Text: I Samuel 9-10
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: June 8, 2008

n last week’s passage God told Samuel to give Israel a king, but we were left hanging as to whom the king would be and how he would be recognized. In this week’s text, the LORD orchestrates an amazing sequence of events to demonstrate Saul is King both privately (with Samuel) and publicly before the people. The theological term for God’s working out His great purposes through seemingly ordinary events is providence.

The LORD is also orchestrating our lives through His providence. We also need revelation from God so that we can rightly interpret and respond to the events He brings into our lives. Saul had Samuel to explain what God was doing. We have the Scriptures.

Posted on June 8th, 2008 | Permalink