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David And Saul Essay

888 words - 4 pages

This is going to be a rough account of two biblical superstars, who have similarities that are baffling, they both are raised by a family of herders; and both of them had been anointed by Samuel while attending their livestock. Similar accounts of murder, regret, depression, both did things the Lord advised them not to do. I will illustrate how man runs a kingdom, and the other how God runs a kingdom.
Let’s start this adventure by illustrating some character flaws by reenacting “David and Goliath”. David yet a youth has challenged the Philistine Goliath with the courage of ten armies and faith to match; holding five smooth stones, (1 Sam 17: 49) “sinking one into the Philistine’s ...view middle of the document...

(P/T 06) The narrator insists on this "farm boy - reluctant king" aspect God had rebuked Saul (1 Sam 15:11) “I regret having made Saul King, for he has turned from me and has not kept my command”. Scripture states Saul became angry and cried to the Lord all night, yet he was not to be found the next day for he was in Carmel busy with self adulation. Saul started out ok but forgot who’s kingdom it really was, he was self-serving (1 Sam 15:12) Saul erected a statue in his own honor. So why did God choose Saul if he knew he was going to fail? (H/W 263) God used Saul to bring temporary deliverance for Israel.
David on the other hand (1 Sam24:1, 20) personified more courage, enlightenment of heart than Saul could ever have, admitted Saul (1Sam24:17). One of the accounts in the scriptures which sets David apart from Saul is (1 Sam. 24, 26) David could have dispatched Saul, but chose not to because he was chosen by God. Even Jesus was described as the “Son of David”. David has a transparent love for God, he denied self adulation instead he sought Gods grace and forgiveness; he was conscience of his need for God.
(2 Sam.7, 08-16) "When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will rise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14I will be his father, and he shall be my son. 16Your...

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