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Samuel 15

Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
1Samuel 15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.

https://youtu.be/x7TIqEaBpe8 Samuel 15
1Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

ON VIDEO [Samuel 15- new notes- links- verses below]
.Ponzi scheme
.He thought he did God’s will
.Dream world?
.Did God repent?
.Is church income a good measurement of the will of God?
.The spider bite
.Did Peter get rich?
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Samuel gives God’s word to Saul ‘go- wipe out the enemy- spare nothing- bring nothing back’.
Ok- simple.
Saul fights the enemy- and decides to save the king- Agag- and bring back the best of the sheep and ox.
Samuel meets Saul after the victory ‘So- howd it go Saul’?
Saul ‘great- I obeyed God’.
Samuel ‘then what’s this sound of the sheep and ox I hear’?
Saul tries to justify it
‘Oh- I did that so we could have animals for you to sacrifice to YOUR GOD’.
Samuel says it’s better to obey- than sacrifice.
Samuel gives the word of God to Saul ‘That’s it- you’re done’ [short version]
Why did Saul bring the stuff back?
Maybe because he wanted everyone to see the proof of what a great king he was.
After all- you didn’t have media back then- and if he didn’t have proof- then he couldn’t get the credit.
We read he even set up a memorial- for himself- after the battle.
Samuel says ‘bring me king Agag’.
You know- the guy he was supposed to kill.
They go tell Agag ‘hey- their calling for you’.
The bible tells us he thought ‘wow- by now the threat must be over- after all the preacher himself wants to see me’.
It’s better to not assume things.
Agag shows up ‘yeah- what’s up preacher man’.
Samuel says ‘like you have made mothers childless- so your mother will be also’.
The King James version says ‘he hewed him- in pieces- before the Lord at Gilgal’.
Ok- Samuel is a bit upset.
For you non bible folk- he hacked him with a sword.
The lesson?
It’s better to hear- and obey the voice of God- then to simply think doing ritualistic worship will get you off the hook.
Deeper meaning-
In the New testament- at times the words ‘ Obey’- and ‘believe’- are used interchangeably.
So- it’s also a type of the New Covenant to come.
The Old covenant had animal sacrifices- but God wanted our hearts [obey- believe].
The prophets of the Old testament will testify again and again- that God is tired of their animal sacrifices and fake worship- but he wants them to rend their hearts- not their garments [show religion].
This is the last time Samuel sees Saul.
We read he went back to his city- Saul went back to his as well.
And he saw him no more- till the day of his death.
Seems a bit harsh- but there comes a time where you shake off the dust.
Saul seems to actually think he did do God’s will- even though it was obvious he did not.
It reminded me of some of the people I have worked with over the years in trying to help.
I often would advise them ‘well brother- I know you mean well- but this other aspect of ‘your recovery’ is a violation God’s word’.
Many times they seem to think the ‘other stuff’ is ok- they often seem to justify the ‘other stuff’.
After you tell people- over and over again- what God actually says- and they simply respond like Saul.
Then it’s time to ‘go home’ and let God do the rest.
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1Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
1Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
1Timothy 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
1Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
1Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
1Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/james-2015/ My teaching on James- he too talks about poverty and riches- and how they relate to our faith
[more verses at bottom]
MY LINKS- https://vimeo.com/179108808 Romans 1-3 This is part 1 of my Romans study- you can download the entire study- for free- here- https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/romans-updated-2015/

https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/1st-2nd-samuel/ [Old commentary I wrote years ago]
https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/every-cop-a-criminal/ [1-2 Samuel]
https://youtu.be/iImxoD3cRfQ Samuel preview

1Samuel 15:1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.
1Samuel 15:2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.
1Samuel 15:3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
1Samuel 15:4 And Saul gathered the people together, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah.
1Samuel 15:5 And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.
1Samuel 15:6 And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, depart, get you down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them: for ye shewed kindness to all the children of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.
1Samuel 15:7 And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt.
1Samuel 15:8 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.
1Samuel 15:9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
1Samuel 15:10 Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying,
1Samuel 15:11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.
1Samuel 15:12 And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.
1Samuel 15:13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.
1Samuel 15:14 And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?
1Samuel 15:15 And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.
1Samuel 15:16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.
1Samuel 15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
1Samuel 15:18 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.
1Samuel 15:19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?
1Samuel 15:20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
1Samuel 15:21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.
1Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
1Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
1Samuel 15:24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.
1Samuel 15:25 Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD.
1Samuel 15:26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.
1Samuel 15:27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.
1Samuel 15:28 And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.
1Samuel 15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.
1Samuel 15:30 Then he said, I have sinned: yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD thy God.
1Samuel 15:31 So Samuel turned again after Saul; and Saul worshipped the LORD.
1Samuel 15:32 Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.
1Samuel 15:33 And Samuel said, As the sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.
1Samuel 15:34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.
1Samuel 15:35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon [Money]. Matt. 6:24


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