Saul Loses His Kingdom

Text: I Samuel 15
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: August 3, 2008

I Samuel 15, in which King Saul is ordered by God to slaughter all of the Amalekites is one of the most challenging texts in the Bible. We are forced to come to grips with God’s holy sovereign justice and His demand for exact obedience.

Saul’s problem with the Lord’s command was different from ours. He didn’t mind killing a bunch of Amalekites. Instead He objected to the Lord’s command that he destroy the valuable spoils of war because he feared upsetting his soldiers. Saul’s imperfect obedience results in the Lord taking away his kingdom.

Posted on August 3rd, 2008 | Permalink