1 Chronicles Chapter 10

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1 Chronicles 10

1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.

2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.

3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.

4 Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died.

6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.

7 And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa.

9 And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people.

10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.

11 And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,

12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

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43 thoughts on “1 Chronicles Chapter 10

  1. Doing what God says…

    I understand this passage. We should never take our own life for granted. I know that whatever I do it’s unto God’s word and I try to listen to what God wants me to do. I’ve been doing my own thing sometimes but all that does is get me farther away from God. I want to be close to God not farther.

    I live in a group home w 8 other women some believers some not. I won’t be ashamed of God but speak for Him if need be. Last night I wanted to watch a sermon on tv and one lady said “oh no we are not going to watch that.” There wad more of us that did watch it because we wanted to hear from God’s word.
    The story to be told is from the word is there’s more believers in the world than non believers. I’m sorry that Saul took his life along with his sons, but I guess they thought they were not pleasing God by worshipping other God’s and idols. I hope that the Lord will forgive me in Jesus name for doing the same thing they did.
    What a good God we serve. He watches everything we do and He would like me to know for myself right from wrong. I know right thank you for the man of God teaching me l these years being an example of the word of God.

    I love you Jesus.

  2. 12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

    13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

  3. Verses 13-14 MSG “Saul died in disobedience, disobedient to God. He didn’t obey God’s words. Instead of praying, he went to a witch to seek guidance. Because he didn’t go to God for help, God took his life and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.” Same verses in the AMP “So Saul died for his [b]trespass which he committed against the Lord, for his failure to keep the word of the Lord; and also because he consulted a medium [regarding a spirit of the dead], to inquire of her, and did not inquire of the Lord [instead]. Therefore the Lord killed him and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.” We must take everything before the Lord in prayer as Philippians 4:6-7 AMP says “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].” Same verses MSG “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”

  4. 9.They stripped his corpse, and then carried off his head and his armor. They sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines proclaiming the news to their idols and their people.

    14. He did not seek the LORD’s guidance, so the LORD killed him and transferred the kingdom to David son of Jesse. NET

    Such a contrast of God compared to god we see here – notice that the true, living God has the power to control the battle to kill Saul and the power to give the kingdom to David…while the Philistines tried to give the credit to their false, powerless god; but since it was a statue, it didn’t even know what had happened. They had to proclaim the news TO their idols!

  5. Saul died in disobedience, disobedient to God . He didn’t obey God ’s words. Instead of praying, he went to a witch to seek guidance. Because he didn’t go to God for help, God took his life and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.
    1 Chronicles 10:13‭-‬14 MSG
    http://bible.com/97/1ch.10.13-14.MSG

    Instead of praying…… if you don’t pray it’s like going to a witch!!! Why??? Because IN GOD’S WORD HE TELLS US TOP PRAY WITHOUT CEASING ,so anything else is as WITCHCRAFT WHY??? BECAUSE REBELLION IS AS WITCHCRAFT!!! HELP IS TO SEEK MORE OF YOU JESUS!!! THANK YOU DADDY

  6. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

    He enquired not of the Lord but from the world. The answer is only found in God. Seeking for answers throughout the world canonly lead to death. We have to seek Him and seek Him first!

  7. 11 And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,
    12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

    Leading By Example

    As true leaders we must lead by example. We must watch out for each other. Have their “6”, even when we might disagree strongly.

    People are peculiar in that they follow rather than lead. If a leader does not lookout for his leader and cover his leader’s shortcomings, then he will too be exposed for his shortcomings by those following him. It is also called reaping what you have sown…

    • The bodies had to be retrieved at whatever cost, and with possible ambushments by the enemy army, retrieving the bodies could be quite costly. If the bodies were not recovered though, the destruction to moral could prove to be more devastating, than the loss of a few valiant men.

      The US armed forces still practices this today, “No man left behind”.

  8. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
    God’s judgment was sure with Saul and the worse part about it is that Saul could have avoided it but he decided not to. Instead he sought advice from a seer instead ofGod. Saul is a sad story of what happens when we get out of submission and stop following God.

  9. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    He started out being called as King by God but he ended up falling from the eyes of God because of the sins he had commited. Don’t let your life fall back into sin after devoting it to God.

  10. Waiting for your promise.

    13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;
    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

    How long would you wait? You know for that promise that God has given you. If you knew someone had it, would you take it from them? Would you wait until they died? David waited. But while he waited he worked. He worked for the king. He worked in the fields. But he also learned what the people wanted. How the commoner worked. How they did business. So on and so forth. This is one reason , I believe, why David was such a great king. He knew how the little guy felt. He knew how the servant felt. One of the reasons why you may not have your blessing yet, is because God wants to make sure you stay humble when your blessing comes.

    Stay strong for your promise is at hand.

  11. THE HIGH COST OF DISOBEDIENCE

    13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    I am reminded of an old country western song titled, “Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places”. The life of Saul reminds me of this song. Saul was looking for opportunity to chase the forbidden and get GOD to approve it. He was enticed by the position, but not committed to the purpose.

    The WORD of GOD teaches us that we are all privileged a choice. We all have opportunity to make a choice to follow JESUS or self, to obey JESUS (Word of GOD) or self. Saul made this choice and it proved very costly for him. Possibly his disobedience is what provoked the Apostle Paul to pen the words to the Romans.

    Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    The world is searching, seeking and selecting their allegiance. The Church of JESUS must rise to the opportunity and show the world the way to JESUS. Lest the world is caught disobeying and transgressing the LORD while seeking counsel from evil spirits and not through Praying in the name of JESUS.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  12. 13 So Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord. He failed to obey the Lord’s command, and he even consulted a medium
    14 instead of asking the Lord for guidance. So the Lord killed him and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse. (NLT)

    So to insure we don’t fall like Saul, we must be faithful, obedient, and consult in God first (and only Him) for guidance.

    It’s very dangerous to serve God and then lose sight of His purpose by trying to take the wheel into our own hands. We only drive the boat of decision, what makes us think we can handle taking over the big ship of life God has control of. He’s funny though and will let us try. Thankfully, for many of us, God keeps one hand on the wheel to steer us back when we get too close to danger.

  13. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

    Saul did he want to do with out god in it we must have order and saul was not in order he he refused to obey so god pick someone after his own heart

  14. 13 So Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord. He failed to obey the Lord’s command, and he even consulted a medium
    14 instead of asking the Lord for guidance. So the Lord killed him and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse. NLT

    Disobedience will always lead to death. Whether it be spiritual or like in this case physical!!

  15. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

    Saul and his son’s died and Israel turned their back on them. It could of been avoided only of Saul was obedient to God instead of taking matter into his own hands.

    Lord you know the intentions of the heart I pray for revival now.

  16. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

    People that walk away from God mighty think they are getting by with sin, and its ok, but just like in this chapter God allowed Saul to be killed, and what a horrible triumph it was for his head to be dragged through the city and hung on a wall for all to see.

    Sin always takes us farther than we want to go, and always cost more in the end then we desire to pay. The pleasures of sin is for a season, then come death. It’s the Word, it cannot lie.

  17. iLove to Grow in the Word
    1 Chronicles 10:11 NLT But when everyone in Jabesh-gilead heard about everything the Philistines had done to Saul,
    1 Chronicles 10:12 NLT all their mighty warriors brought the bodies of Saul and his sons back to Jabesh. Then they buried their bones beneath the great tree at Jabesh, and they fasted for seven days.

    Mighty men (and women) of God do not let the pagans disrespect God’s anointed. This situation could be looked at in the spirit as well. When someone is speaking against the pastor or ministry do we join in and laugh about it? Or are we zealous over the anointed of the Lord and do what it takes to put the pagan in their place and ask them to bury their nasty gossip.

  18. “Saul died because he wasn’t faithful to the Lord. He didn’t obey the word of the Lord. He even asked for advice from a person who gets messages from those who have died. He didn’t ask the Lord for advice. So the Lord put him to death. He turned the kingdom over to David. David was the son of Jesse.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭10:13-14‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    Thankful that we serve the One True Living God. We can go to Our Father for any advice.

  19. 1 Chronicles 10:13, “So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it.”

    “So Saul died for his transgression”
    Simple enough – the scriptures tell us in Ezekiel 18:20, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die…” and Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death…”

  20. 9 And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people.

    10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.
    It is disgusting what sin will make one think that certain actions are acceptable. One should always be checking their actions and thoughts against the Word.

  21. 1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.
    2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.
    3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers

    Everything rises and falls with leadership. No doubt God will honor every person. But those in leadership are held more accountable for the people they lead. Israel defeated state was a high reflection of Saul’s repeated disobedience. Over and over we see in the Word that leadership is something God esteems above most things, not to say other things are less important, but that the Lord holds those leading to a higher standard. Saul’s rebellion caused the people to suffer loss, and as King David had made his mistakes but he understood the concept. While Saul was worried about himself during the battle and not the those suffering, when David saw the people suffering due to his actions, he repented and prayed that God would punish only him. (2 sam 24:17)

    We must understand the importance of each role we play in life with God, Ministry and our personal lives we must be able to take account to God with a clean spirit and a pure heart. As Pastor said a few weeks ago in the prayer room…We must lead ourselves. We must be of one mind leading ourselves and trusting in those that God has put over us.

  22. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

  23. Who are you let lead you?

    4 Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

    5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died.

    We must be carful who we let lead us, sometime it may seem that they are only trying to help us, when they are really leading us to our death, though that may not have always been their intention we must learn to see when that intention changes. Lord open our eyes to see what you see, to know when we are being fooled and above all else help us to follow you!

  24. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    Saul was disobedient and didn’t follow God’s commandments. Saul did what pleased himself rather than God. There are always consequences for not following God’s commandments. We ought to make sure that we repent everyday and make sure we do as God’s Word commands us to do. We all see the outcome of Saul and his sons how the judgment of God has fallen on them that’s not the kind of leader I like to follow.

  25. 4 Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and abuse me.”

    But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it. 5 When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died. 6 So Saul and his three sons died, and all his house died together.

    Hallelujah!!!!! Don’t Let fear keep us from talking to someone about Jesus because it might be their only and last chance. Don’t let people around you die spiritually. Keep them covered in the WORD and lead them to Christ.

  26. v13 So Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he had committed against the LORD , because he did not keep the word of the LORD, and also because he consulted a medium for guidance.

    Safest way to go stay in GOD’S WORD.

  27. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

  28. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

    Against the word of the Lord… Saul transgressed against the word of God. Since the beginning men have struggled with obedience and their power of choice often gets people in trouble. God does not force us to do anything but rather tells and directs us through his Word and leads us to a life of blessing. When we disobey we are literally against the word of God against God himself. Its all how we take it in our perception. We dont loose life by coming to Jesus and obeying his commands and his word we gain freedom. We need to have a renewing of our mind constantly and pray to have the mind of Christ that we may now go stray after the lusts of the flesh.

    I was reminded of this scripture:

    Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?” Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God. ”
    John 6:67‭-‬69 NLT

    If we can get this mindset and understand that there is nowhere and no one to go to but Jesus. Only He has words that give eternal life. Choose this day to be obedient pray for your mind and follow Jesus, He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

  29. 1 Chronicles 10:7 (NLT)
    7 When all the Israelites in the Jezreel Valley saw that their army had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned their towns and fled. So the Philistines moved in and occupied their towns.

    When the will to fight fades the flesh moves in. The Philistines represent the flesh in the Bible. They are the enemy that is never totally defeated and always comes back. When we refuse to fight the good fight of faith, read and study the word, pray and fast, reach for souls, and live separated from the world there is in one alternative.

    The flesh fills the void with entertainment and pleasures. We find ourselves lured by the siren calls of the forbidden. Then the enemy, the flesh, attacks and destroys.

    Sin when it is finished brings forth death. Never allow yourself to give up the fight of faith. Lay hold to eternal life, and endure hardness as a good soldier of Christ.

  30. “And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.” The word of God (Judge) records “enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him”. One must seek God, period. Dear God, help us comprehend it is you that we must seek. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  31. “So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it”. Failure to repent, and inquiring from those he should not have had a high price, as Saul sadly discovered. Only the Lord can forgive and save; therefore the Lord should be whom we inquire of. God let us be mindful and prayerful, in Jesus name.

  32. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

    Promoted by God

    I was David once. I felt that no matter what I did for Gods kingdom, I was never going to be more that a bench warmer. I grew up in a apostolic home, but grew up under the impression that only the pastors favorate would be anything in ministry.

    God had called me since I was a boy, but my leadership was after to see that I never did what God had planned for my life. God had to do something supernatural, something what would set me on the path to do something for Him that I never knew could be possible from my life.

    David stayed faithful to God and God removed Saul to in turn place David in the place where God had intented for him from his childhood. Not one day sooner or later than when David was ready to take that position.

    Why is it then that you have not achieved that you were called to do? God is sovereign and omniscient. Be patient and trust that we is making a way and that when it is time, it will come to pass, not one moment before or after.

  33. The writer concludes that Saul lost the kingdom and his life because he wouldn’t go to God for help. This seem to be the theme of Saul’s life. He went rouge in regards to the things of God. Did his own thing. God knows best and he is worthy to be revered. May we all learn from Saul’s example and trust in the Lord.

  34. Sin clouds judgement and strives for approval in the world. Instead of obeying God, the one who should be our guide, people get lost in what they want and ultimately end up paying a heavy price. Just as Dr. Hughes stated, we should be constantly evaluating ourselves in order to keep ourselves in check. We can’t let our flesh control our actions.

  35. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    Saul refused to repent of his sins. The first transgression he made was when he decided to give his own offering in 1 Sam 13 and inquired of a medium at Endor in 1 Sam 28. His choices to go against the Lord took away his place from the throne. It not only effected him but his children too. His sons died in battle with him. Our choices not only effects us but those around us. That’s why we have to be so careful. To what kind of influence we want to have and what we want others to learn from us and our character and relationship with God.

  36. So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord , even against the word of the Lord , which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it. (1 Chronicles 10:13 KJV)

    We show that the Word of the Lord is valuable to us when we keep it. When we do we not only display to others our obedience but our reverence to God in respect. We uphold God’s commands out of love for him and when we stray away and sin we dishonor him. We have to be careful that our lives display Jesus to others. When we turn to others as Saul did to a medium with an equally wicked spirit, we turn away from God and puts us in a dangerous place. We can learn from Saul not to live a life turned away from God but walking in his marvelous light like Samuel did.

  37. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

  38. Saul was killed and put among the temple for Dagon because he was captured by the other side. The fact is, we don’t know what will happen to us if we get captured in life. Saul was then rescued by men that fought right alwaysby him.

  39. In this chapter we see how the Philistines took over the cities and they killed Saul and his children. Sometime we let the enemy dwell in our hearts and let him take control of our lives.
    We need to take over what he has taken from us, we are in the last days were we can let the enemy dwell in our cities, homes, church. We need to stand up as an army and take over.

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