1 Samuel 15:1-35..1028BC
The Lord told Samuel to tell Saul to go and utterly destroy the Amelek for what they did to Israel on the way from Egypt. A Saul did not fully obey God’s command which would have fulfilled the promise that God made through Moses. B “So Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor, who is better than you.” C
“Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death; for Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.” D
The first time Saul rebelled against the Lord was in 1041BC and now the final rebellion was 13 years later in 1028BC. Then the Lord waited 3 more years to anoint his successor David in 1025BC. E Also, the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul in 1025BC. F It was not until 1010BC that Saul and his sons were killed by the Philistines and David began a 7-year process to become the king of all Israel.
God is very patient in allowing His permissive plan to be worked out in the lives of imperfect people exercising their free will.
Notes: A- 1 Samuel 15:2-3 1028BC, B- Deuternomy 25:17-19; C- 1 Samuel 15:28; D- 1 Samuel 15:35; E- 1 Samuel 16:4-13 1024BC; F- 1 Samuel 16:14; Timeline click here & for an alternative timeline after 1025BC click here.
Henry Luke 6/4/2018
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