1 Samuel 14: Saul’s battle within

Introduction In the last chapter, we saw the moral decline of king Saul begin with his unlawful sacrifice. We continue to see this decline but from a new angle. Saul makes a rash oath which results in pride, distress, sin of the people, and a damaged relationship between Saul and his son Jonathan. Jonathan DefeatsContinue reading “1 Samuel 14: Saul’s battle within”

1 Samuel 9: the lost donkeys

Introduction Israel has just requested a king like all the nations to judge them and fight their battles. Their request is a rejection of Yahweh as Israel’s king for the reason that he was Israel’s judge through the revealed word of the prophets, the religious council of priests, and the decisions of local judges, byContinue reading “1 Samuel 9: the lost donkeys”