About This Project
There is the king that you want and then the King that you need… In 1 Samuel we see that King Saul was the people’s choice however, King David was God’s choice. God invented the position of king, prophet, and priest but we’ve fallen into the trap that if we just elect the right person, we will be saved. The good news for ancient Israel and for us is that God had a plan in place from before the moment Saul failed in his duties as king.
A brief history of Israel…
- Genesis 12-50: Patriarchs of Israel
- Exodus 1-5: Israel nation as slaves
- Exodus 6-14: Deliverance of Israel
- Exodus & Numbers: Wanderings/Tabernacles
- Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy: Law given to Moses
- Numbers: Israel transitions to a new generation
- Joshua: Israel takes possession of the Promised Land
- Judges: The Israel Nation deteriorates
Genesis 11; Judges 17:6, 18:1, 19:1, 21:25; 1 Samuel 1:27, 8:1-9, 13:5-9 & 13-14, 14:24-46, 15; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 5:14-15
Points to Note:
- Israel needs a king
- Saul: Self-centered, Demanding, Disobedient to God, Seeks his own glory
- David: other-centered, Giving/Self-sacrificing, Obedient to God, Seeks the glory of God
- Saul represents the “god of this world” = Satan
- David points to the true Savior of our souls = Jesus
Recognize the Following:
- When the Bible repeats a sentence, it’s intentional to make a strong point.
- Saul is the people’s choice and David is God’s choice. God invented the idea of king, prophet, and priest but we’ve fallen into the trap that if we just elect the right person, we will be saved. The good news for ancient Israel and for us is that God had a plan in place from before the moment Saul failed in his duties as king.
- The further we walk away from the faith, the more hostile we become. In the name of justice, we are acting unjustly. This is what happens when a Country deteriorates spiritually.
- We need a SOUL SAVIOR! God has chosen His King: Jesus—if you put your life in His hands you will be blessed.
Questions to Consider:
- Who do you think can fix the problems we face?
- Has your political alignment become like the people in the day of David?
- Do you think more than twice before posting something on Facebook or get into fights with people you used to know on social media?
- Do we ever really know what we want?
- Which king do you want to be yours: Saul or David?