1 Samuel Chapter 13 – Chronological

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1 Samuel 13

Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel,

Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel; whereof two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in mount Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent every man to his tent.

And Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba, and the Philistines heard of it. And Saul blew the trumpet throughout all the land, saying, Let the Hebrews hear.

And all Israel heard say that Saul had smitten a garrison of the Philistines, and that Israel also was had in abomination with the Philistines. And the people were called together after Saul to Gilgal.

And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand which is on the sea shore in multitude: and they came up, and pitched in Michmash, eastward from Bethaven.

When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits.

And some of the Hebrews went over Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. As for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.

And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him.

And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.

10 And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.

11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

12 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the Lord: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

15 And Samuel arose, and gat him up from Gilgal unto Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul numbered the people that were present with him, about six hundred men.

16 And Saul, and Jonathan his son, and the people that were present with them, abode in Gibeah of Benjamin: but the Philistines encamped in Michmash.

17 And the spoilers came out of the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned unto the way that leadeth to Ophrah, unto the land of Shual:

18 And another company turned the way to Bethhoron: and another company turned to the way of the border that looketh to the valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.

19 Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:

20 But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock.

21 Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads.

22 So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found.

23 And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the passage of Michmash.

55 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 13 – Chronological

  1. 14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee. We must obey and keep the Lord’s commandments.

    Proverbs 31:25
    [25]She is clothed with strength and dignity,
        and she laughs without fear of the future.
    We shouldn’t fear the future for the Lord is always with us
    Not Afraid

    I have this confidence because
    I’ve seen the faithfulness of God
    The still inside the storm, the promise of the shore
    I trust the power of Your word
    Enough to seek Your Kingdom first
    Beyond the barren place, beyond the ocean waves

    When I walk through the waters, I won’t be overcome
    When I go through the rivers, I will not be drowned
    My God will make a way, so I am not afraid

    You keep the promises You make
    There isn’t one that is delayed
    So I will not lose heart, here, I will lift my arms
    And start to sing into the night
    My praise will call the sun to rise
    Declare the battle won, declare that it is done

    When I walk through the waters, I won’t be overcome
    When I go through the rivers, I will not be drowned
    My God will make a way, so I am not afraid
    When I am in the fire, I will not feel the flame
    I’ll stand before the giant, declaring victory
    My God will make a way, so I am not afraid

    Before me, behind me, always beside me
    No shadow, no valley, where You won’t find me
    No, I am not afraid
    Before me, behind me, always beside me
    No shadow, no valley, where You won’t find me
    No, I am not afraid
    I am not afraid

    When I walk through the waters, I won’t be overcome
    When I go through the rivers, I will not be drowned
    My God will make a way, so I am not afraid
    When I am in the fire, I will not feel the flame
    I’ll stand before the giant, declaring victory
    My God will make a way, so I am not afraid
    My God will make a way, so I am not afraid

    No fear with You, Jesus
    I can stand with confidence and sing
    You’re the One who always saves the day, Jesus
    You never let me down, no
    No place for fear, no place for worry
    I stand in Your confidence and I know
    I know You are the One who has me, who holds me
    You go before me, You prepare the way in front of me, Jesus
    Guiding every step along the way
    You are the One who goes before me,
    You are the One who stands behind me
    You are the One that’s all around me, surrounding me, Jesus
    I know, I can trust You, Jesus, yeah

    Before me, behind me, always beside me
    No shadow, no valley, where You won’t find me
    No, I am not afraid
    Before me, behind me, always beside me
    No shadow, no valley, where You won’t find me
    No, I am not afraid
    I am not afraid

    When I walk through the waters, I won’t be overcome
    When I go through the rivers, I will not be drowned
    My God will make a way, so I am not afraid
    When I am in the fire, I will not feel the flame
    I’ll stand before the giant, declaring victory
    My God will make a way, so I am not afraid

  2. 14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

    Whenever we make a mistake we automatically fear that it’s a deathly mistake for us spiritually when in fact god can take it and turn it into to something miraculous, we never truly know what is waiting for us up ahead but if we just only focus on god and stay straight to his will we will find out that it’s worth the journey and definitely worth the struggle.

  3. Verses 13-14 MSG “That was a fool thing to do,” Samuel said to Saul. “If you had kept the appointment that your God commanded, by now God would have set a firm and lasting foundation under your kingly rule over Israel. As it is, your kingly rule is already falling to pieces. God is out looking for your replacement right now. This time he’ll do the choosing. When he finds him, he’ll appoint him leader of his people. And all because you didn’t keep your appointment with God!” Samuel had to learn the hard way, that his obedience is what would have kept him; but, he lost out because he thought he could take things into his own hands. Big mistake! We too often think we may know a better way, an easier way or think life maybe greener on the other side; but, beware as the weeds (sin/temptations) that will choke you out are green too. So, stay close, stay focused and remain obedient to what the Lord has called you to do….keep your divine appointment with God.

  4. 1 Samuel 13:14 [ amp ] And Samuel said to Saul, You have done foolishly! You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God which He commanded you; for the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.
    [14] But now your kingdom shall not continue, the Lord has sought out [ David] a man after His own heart , and the Lord has commanded him to be prince and ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.
    This is a heart condition, Being disobeintant to the Lord’s commands. Doing our own thing and listening to Gid , We will pay the consequences.
    Humble yourself and be obeinant to his word.
    Thank you Jesus for your word.

  5. 13. And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    14. But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

    22. So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found.

    Saul was neither spiritually nor physically prepared for battle. Having disobeyed and offered sacrifices as if he were a priest, he caused himself to be distanced from God, who could have fought the battle for him. Having only two swords among all the people, and being dependent on the enemy for their everyday needs, they were also unprepared to fight the battle themselves.

  6. 11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

    12 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the Lord: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

    13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

    Self reliance can become a sin!!! If you decide to do for yourself something that God is supposed to do, for example if you want to buy a house and you pray, and God says wait about a year; but you decide to go get a loan and do it yourself that’s a sin. We do that a lot. Do things without consulting God or do it in spite of what God’s guidance says. That was Saul’s biggest mistake for his kingdom was supposed to last for ever, but since he took matters unto his own hands now he loses his kingdom to a man after God’s heart. There is nothing wrong with consulting God with all the decisions, problems, situations, that may arise in your life. I prefer to be kept by God and His perfect ways that to rely in my imperfections. I do understand that surrendering control is hard but once we realize that control is all an illusion and that we can’t control anything at all is easier to jus surrender ALL TO HIM!!! Thank you Jesus for you alone have ALL CONTROL.

  7. 8 And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him.
    9 And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.
    10 And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.

    When reading and trying to understand the word of God we must remove are Western Civilization mindset. On the surface this story seems very simple, when Samuel was late, so I’ll stepped up and did the job, which would seem like no big deal on the onset of things. But whenever you think about the process that God set up at the time and the role that Samuel was supposed to play over Saul you can begin to understand why God was so upset that’s all stepped out of line. God has a particular way of going about to do things, he has a way that he has put people in place over us to submit to, regardless of how we may feel or think about their actions, it is our job to submit, not to take their place. the more we learn the order that God orchestrated things in and submit to that the more fluid we are and walking in unity

  8. 13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

    Saul thought his idea was a better one, he lost focus when he put his eyes on the people’s reaction.
    Sometimes we think we are doing whats best for us when truly we may have lost our focus.

  9. “Soon after this, Jonathan attacked and defeated the garrison of Philistines at Geba. The news spread quickly among the Philistines. So Saul blew the ram’s horn throughout the land, saying, “Hebrews, hear this! Rise up in revolt!” All Israel heard the news that Saul had destroyed the Philistine garrison at Geba and that the Philistines now hated the Israelites more than ever. So the entire Israelite army was summoned to join Saul at Gilgal.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭13:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    As long as the Israelites stayed in their weak, defeated place, the Philistines thought they were great guys. As soon as the Israelites showed boldness and courage against the LORD’s enemies, the Philistines considered the Israelites an abomination.

    In our spiritual lives today we are face with enemies in the spiritual spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. our spiritual enemies have the same attitude as the Philistines, as long as we are weak and subjected to our spiritual enemies, they don’t mind us at all. But as soon as we show some boldness and courage against the LORD’s enemies, our spiritual foes consider us an abomination. If peace with the devil is more important to you than victory in the LORD, you will often be defeated and subjected.

    It’s time for us to stand up to the enemy and declare victory over our homes, over your kids, over your addictions, over any sickness, stand up for what God has given us. We have the power to over come the enemy and have victory in every situation we may face today. VICTORY IN JESUS!!! I declare VICTORY!!!

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    1Sa 13:1 Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel

    Wow, I’ve read this passage so many times but I never caught verse before. I guess in my mind I had just assumed Saul was a good king for a long period before he fell away and became evil. Verse 1 proves contrary. Saul had only been leading the Children of Israel for 2 years and God is already telling Saul that he will remove him from leading the kingdom and replace him with someone who has a heart after God.

  11. 1 Samuel 13:11, “And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;”

    “Because I Saw”
    Saul did what he did because He “Looked” with his carnal eyes on the situation, instead of putting his Faith and Trust in God.
    When going through a situation, we can’t “Look” with our carnal eyes at the things going on around us. We must put our FAITH, our TRUST, our CONFIDENCE, and our HOPE in God. “For we walk by FAITH and not by ‘Sight’.” (2 Cor. 5:7)

  12. Good point made by Bro. Morgan, Sauls reign was short and probably because he listened to God but then maybe added some of his own choices. Sometimes we get into the habit of just kinda listening so that we can do more of what self wants. Well next thing you know we are not listening much at all. Danger in doing this! Stay close to God, listen to him, plan with him every day!

  13. 11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

    12 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the Lord: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

    13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

    When ever we have fear that grips our hearts, the enemy will be able to overcome you. Whenever that fear comes upon you and causes you not to trust the commandments of the Lord, the enemy will have victory over you. When fear will cause you to hide yourself from the enemy and you have become scared to the point you don’t know what to do, the enemy has victory over you.

    As we have seen today that fear has struck the heart of man and they don’t have an idea of how to handle the current situation, but God has ordained your current situation to try to cause you to trust him and obey his commandments. We have to learn to trust him with our whole heart and lean not to our own understanding, even in the midst of fear we have to acknowledge him and he shall direct our paths. So stand for the righteousness of God and don’t let the fear of the world cause you to panic and you lose the anointing of the Lord.

  14. “How foolish!” Samuel exclaimed. “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you. Had you kept it, the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom must end, for the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart. The Lord has already appointed him to be the leader of his people, because you have not kept the Lord ’s command.”
    1 Samuel 13:13‭-‬14 NLT

    How easily one can be replaced. God doesn’t care what the excuse is, He wants a man after His own heart. Seek the Lord and diligently serve Him in obedience to His Word.

  15. It’s so easy for us to forget the things that God has done. Saw was terrified as where his men. Has been were scattering while they were waiting on Samuel to give the offering. One chapter before this Samuel was convicting the people and reminded them that God had sent them judges to take care of them and they had no need for a king. And here they are with their King that they wanted so desperately and they’re all terrified. Have they forgotten the miracles that were performed with Gideon alone? Saul was upset that his army had been brought down to only 600 men but we’ve seen God do so much more with so much less.

  16. 1 Samuel 13
    Wait!
    Too many times we want to do it our way and not God’s. Saul got impatient and did it his way and not the way he was supposed to. We must wait in obedience even when it looks like all odds are against you. God was already making preparations to raise someone up to take the place of Saul . Saul took matters into his own hands his disobedience cost him his kingdom.

    11-12 Samuel said, “What on earth are you doing?”

    Saul answered, “When I saw I was losing my army from under me, and that you hadn’t come when you said you would, and that the Philistines were poised at Micmash, I said, ‘The Philistines are about to come down on me in Gilgal, and I haven’t yet come before God asking for his help.’ So I took things into my own hands, and sacrificed the burnt offering.”

    11 Corinthians 10:4
    New International Version
    The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

  17. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    THE HIGH COST OF IMPATIENCE

    11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;
    12 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the Lord: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

    Our human reasoning is very dangerous without FAITH and OBEDIENCE. When the Man of GOD arrived to the appointed place, he found the IMPATIENCE of the King evident in the fact that his unbelief led him to engage in actions that were not lawful for him.

    Weak Faith leads to weak value of the laws of GOD. Saul answered Samuel correctly: What hast thou done? Because I saw that. When we look at our life or circumstances only through the our own eyes we limit our VISION. But when we look through the eyes of FAITH we see GODs provision. 2Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

    It is very important for Leaders to look through the eyes of FAITH and not fear. Impatience is revealed through reactions of insecurity. Then the consequences are evident.

    13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.
    14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

    The consequence or “High Cost” of Impatience for Saul meant that he lost his position, he forfeited his status. His action was called foolish, because he failed the FAITH test. I encourage you today to pass the test. The FAITH test of your current situation. Pass the TEST of waiting on the LORD. HE is an “On TIME” GOD.

    Now is the TIME to build FAITH.

    How?

    There are 2 clear paths in the Word of GOD to BUILD our FAITH.

    1.Praying in the Holy Ghost –
    Jude 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

    2. Hearing the WORD of GOD – Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

    Invest in your FAITH in the time of testing, pray everyday and hear the Word of GOD by reading/studying the Bible or listen to Preaching of the WORD of GOD.

    Do not yield to the temptation to take matters in your own hands because you feel that the Man of GOD or even GOD is not moving fast enough. GOD is Faithful and we should be also.

    Remember, JESUS said:

    Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

    If we really want to be in control of our lives, Have Patience.

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  18. Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel,

    Saul ruled one year when he had ruled two years
    Over Israel

  19. ‘Just as Saul was finishing with the burnt offering, Samuel arrived. Saul went out to meet and welcome him, ‘ 1 Samuel 13:10

    If Samuel came just as Saul was finishing the offering, that lets me know he was almost there. That Saul was near the end of his waiting, and yet still lost it. What an awful moment to be living in, the moment of knowing you’ve waited all this time and wasted it all in the last few moments.

    I know its easier to give up during times of endurance and patience, but we must remember Greater is He in 1 John 4:4!

    “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8!

  20. 13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

    “A man after God’s own heart”

    What exactly does this mean? David was said to be a man after God’s own heart, yet he still sinned. So what is the difference between Saul and David?

    The difference is, the issue was bigger than an act of sin; the issue was being a man after God’s own heart.

    Saul seemed to be more concerned with his will than God’s. David knew the importance of the will of God, even when he didn’t follow it, he knew he should have.

    For Saul, Saul was king. For David, the Lord God was King. Both David and Saul knew sacrifice before going in to a battle was important. But David thought it was important because it pleased and honored God. Saul thought it was important because it might help him win the battle. Saul thought God would help him achieve his goals. David thought that God was the goal.

    When Saul was confronted with his sin he offered excuses. When David was confronted with his sin he confessed his sin and repented.

    “And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭12:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Saul began to be more concerned about himself than the needs of others. But David loved people. When David was in distress he still loved and served those who were even more distressed.

    “David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father’s house heard it, they went down thither to him. And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭22:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    God is still looking for men and women after His own heart. But because we are human, we all have sin. So the question is; will you be a Saul or a David?

    Will you follow your own will or the Will of God? Will you confess your sins when you mess up and turn from them or will you make excuses? Will you be your own king or will you allow God to sit on that throne in your life? Will you focus solely on yourself or will you be sensitive to the needs of those around you?

  21. 8 And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him.

    9 And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.

    10 And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.

    11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

    Patience is a virtue and not everyone possess it. Saul was to wait on Samuel, and yes maybe Samuel said I’ll be there in 7 days, but the key is Saul was to wait and he chose to go ahead and do his own thing.

    How many times are we like that. We get direction and yet things don’t fall into place like we think they should, at the time we think they should, and so we try to “do it” on our own. We only make maters worse.

    In this case it changed Sauls’ entire destiny because he proved to the Lord and
    Samuel that he was about doing his own thing and not what the Lord wanted.

    We must learn to wait patiently on the Lord. It may be that Him not showing up when we think is a test for us to see if we will wait on Him and allow Him to order our steps.

  22. 13:12 and Samuel said to Saul, thou hast done foolishly: thou has not kept the commandments of the Lord, thy God
    Which he commanded thee, for now would the Lord had stables he’d thy kingdom, upon Israel forever.
    ———-
    Wow!!!
    Walking by feelings and not by faith and then act on it,(those feelings) can cause a big change in our lives. In the direction that God wants to take us
    God already has a plan, God already has it figure it out.
    ( Saul had waited the time he had been told, but immediately because he saw nothing happening, he took it on his own….
    Oh Lord !!
    My sheep Hear my bounce and I know them
    And they follow me.
    I will wait patiently unto the Lord….
    Help me Lord ! That I may be in tune with you.
    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  23. I Samuel 13:12,13 Therefore said I, the Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the Lord: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering. And Samuel said to Saul, thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel forever.

    One of the most common obstacles to success is the desire to cut corners. But short cuts never pay off in the long run.
    Cutting corners is really a sign of impatience and poor self-discipline. It’s better to follow through and achieve a breakthrough.
    Self-discipline is a quality that is won through practice.

    2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herin thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

    Psalm 89:20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

    God will exalt his chosen one every time.

    Always best to Obey His commandments !

  24. “Saul waited there seven days for Samuel, as Samuel had instructed him earlier, but Samuel still didn’t come. Saul realized that his troops were rapidly slipping away. So he demanded, “Bring me the burnt offering and the peace offerings!” And Saul sacrificed the burnt offering himself. Just as Saul was finishing with the burnt offering, Samuel arrived. Saul went out to meet and welcome him, but Samuel said, “What is this you have done?” Saul replied, “I saw my men scattering from me, and you didn’t arrive when you said you would, and the Philistines are at Micmash ready for battle. So I said, ‘The Philistines are ready to march against us at Gilgal, and I haven’t even asked for the LORD’s help!’ So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering myself before you came.” “How foolish!” Samuel exclaimed. “You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you. Had you kept it, the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom must end, for the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart. The LORD has already appointed him to be the leader of his people, because you have not kept the LORD’s command.””
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭13:8-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    This passage of scripture reminds us that God is always on time. We must not be in such a hurry that we take matters into our own hands. Our attitude must stay humble in knowing that God always has the best in mind for us and there’s nothing that we can do better than God.

  25. “That was stupid!” Samuel said. “You didn’t obey the Lord your God. If you had obeyed him, someone from your family would always have been king of Israel. But no, you disobeyed, and so the Lord won’t choose anyone else from your family to be king. In fact, he has already chosen the one he wants to be the next leader of his people.”
    1 Samuel 13:13‭-‬14 CEV

    Here we see again someone not willing to live a life of obedience can and will have an effect on others! We cannot continue living In sin as we want and then think all will be ok.
    What away to ruin a family, a city, a nation! Lord help me to seek you first in all I do. Not to do things/living according to my way but yours!!

    There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, But its end is the way of death.
    Proverbs 14:12 AMP

  26. 13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

  27. Our mistakes are sometimes not the end of us they can be taken away and forgiven and our wrongs will turn into something miraculous.

  28. 11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

    12 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the Lord: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

    13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

    Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
    You have been so, so good to me
    Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
    You have been so, so kind to me
    Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

    When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me
    You have been so, so good to me
    When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me
    You have been so, so kind to me
    And oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

    Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
    And I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
    Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

    There’s no shadow You won’t light up
    Mountain You won’t climb up
    Coming after me
    There’s no wall You won’t kick down
    Lie You won’t tear down
    Coming after me

    In so thankful that when I haven’t done exactly what God has ask of me, He still extends grace and mercy to me! His forgiveness is never held over our head, when we ask forgiveness He forgives and remembers it no more!

    #liveJesus #giveJesus

  29. 1 Samuel 13:13-14
    “Entonces Samuel dijo a Saúl: Locamente has hecho; no guardaste el mandamiento de Jehová tu Dios que él te había ordenado; pues ahora Jehová hubiera confirmado tu reino sobre Israel para siempre. Mas ahora tu reino no será duradero. Jehová se ha buscado un varón conforme a su corazón, al cual Jehová ha designado para que sea príncipe sobre su pueblo, por cuanto tú no has guardado lo que Jehová te mandó”

    * ” Locamente has hecho”
    Esta frase es más fuerte de lo que podríamos pensar. Samuel no se refería a que Saúl era tonto o poco inteligente. La Biblia habla del loco como alguien carece de moralidad y espiritualidad.

    * “No guardaste el mandamiento de Jehová tu Dios que él te había ordenado”
    A pesar de todas las excusas, todos los motivos, de culpar a alguien más, el resultado final es el resultado final. Samuel lo dejó claro: no guardaste el mandamiento de Jehová tu Dios que él te había ordenado. Dios le ordenó hacer algo, y él hizo lo contrario.

    * “Pues ahora Jehová hubiera confirmado tu reino sobre Israel para siempre”
    Uno de los privilegios de ser un rey era establecer una dinastía, donde los hijos de uno heredarán después el trono. Dios le dijo a Saúl que sus descendientes no reinarían después de él. Después de que él fuera rey, él no establecería la monarquía sobre Israel.

    *” Mas ahora tu reino no será duradero”:
    El Reinado de Saúl solo duró unos años más.
    El mismo con su desobediencia corto con su monarquía y la de su descendencia.

    * “Esto no era cualquier pecado. “Desobedecer a Dios en el más pequeño detalle es pecado suficiente: no puede haber pecado pequeño, porque no hay un Dios pequeño contra el cual pecar.”

    * El juicio de las palabras de Samuel eran como una invitación al arrepentimiento.

    *Muchas veces cuando Dios anuncia juicio, se ablandará si su pueblo es arrepiente.
    “Si mi Pueblo se humille y Clamare a Mi , Yo oire desde los cielos “

  30. 9 And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.

    Saul sin consisted in disobeying the word of God, who had bidden him wait until Samuel came. Our Job is to do as the Lord commands us to do, according to His word and not what we think is right in our thinking. Saul was not patient enough to wait on Samuel, he chose to do his will and not God’s will. Everytime we choose to do our will thing’s will go wrong, but if we wait to do what the Lord is telling us to do, everything will happen just as the Lord has said it would happen. WAIT ON THE LORD!

  31. 1 Samuel 13:13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    Saul did not wait for Samuel as the Lord had asked. Going against God can have great repercussions. God loves us and we are fortunate we have a loving Lord that will forgive our sins. Of course we should try to do our best and not fall into a negative situation.

  32. “Saul waited there seven days for Samuel, as Samuel had instructed him earlier, but Samuel still didn’t come. Saul realized that his troops were rapidly slipping away. So he demanded, “Bring me the burnt offering and the peace offerings!” And Saul sacrificed the burnt offering himself. Just as Saul was finishing with the burnt offering, Samuel arrived. Saul went out to meet and welcome him, but Samuel said, “What is this you have done?” Saul replied, “I saw my men scattering from me, and you didn’t arrive when you said you would, and the Philistines are at Micmash ready for battle.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭13:8-11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Saul plainly disobeyed Samuel. Second, Saul was a king, not a priest, and only priests were to offer sacrifices. Saul had no business doing what only a priest should do. Lord help me to always be obedient.

  33. “but Samuel said, “What is this you have done?” Saul replied, “I saw my men scattering from me, and you didn’t arrive when you said you would, and the Philistines are at Micmash ready for battle. So I said, ‘The Philistines are ready to march against us at Gilgal, and I haven’t even asked for the Lord’s help!’ So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering myself before you came.” “How foolish!” Samuel exclaimed. “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you. Had you kept it, the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom must end, for the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart. The Lord has already appointed him to be the leader of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.””
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭13:11-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    These Scriptures means that, Saul was being disobedient with Our Lord Our God for He went on his own voice instead of God’s Voice. We should heed for God’s Voices instead of our’s

  34. “but Samuel said, “What is this you have done?” Saul replied, “I saw my men scattering from me, and you didn’t arrive when you said you would, and the Philistines are at Micmash ready for battle. So I said, ‘The Philistines are ready to march against us at Gilgal, and I haven’t even asked for the Lord’s help!’ So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering myself before you came.” “How foolish!” Samuel exclaimed. “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you. Had you kept it, the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom must end, for the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart. The Lord has already appointed him to be the leader of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.””
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭13:11-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    These Scriptures means that, Saul was disobedient and listen to his own voice instead of God’s voice. We as The People of God should heed God’s Voice instead of our voice

  35. 13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.
    14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

    If we don’t keep God commands we will fall and He can go without us and find someone else to do his will

  36. 1 Samuel 13:14: “But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.”

    God truly wants those who are willing to be patient and work to seek after Gods heart. Here I see Saul as an example of the danger of being impatient. Saul made a wrong choice and sadly he refused to repent. He paid dearly for it for the rest of his life. May we learn from Saul and not make the same mistake today. Lord give us the endurance, patience and love that we need to make it till the end.

  37. 13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    We would be foolish to not keep the command of God Rather than pleading man and the world. God had directed us through His word and the man of God we must be willing to follow the marching orders he’s already laid out. It’s not up to us to find new theology and doctrine but follow the for fathers in the word.

  38. 13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    It does not end well when we try to take situations upon ourselves instead of waiting. We get ourselves into a heap if trouble. Trying to move a particular thing along is not worth when God us not in it. When we wait for the right time, we can recieve the blessings that God has.

  39. 13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

    It is important to follow the Lords commandments even if you don’t want to. Because if we try to do things on our own that the Lord told us not to do it won’t end up well. Following and listening to our Lords commandments will get us in the right place. We have to have patience because you should know that the Lord always has something amazing waiting for us.So be patient and follow his commandments.

  40. 13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lordthy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

    14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lordhath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

    Just a few moments from forever established. How much do you trust the Word of God through the mouth of your man of God? That takes a deep level of commitment and trust. One could rationalize it was just what Samuel had told Saul. It’s a man’s command, but Samuel said it was the command of the Lord. Just a few moments from forever blessing. Sometimes when things seem to be dragging out it’s best to wait. Wait for the go, wait for more instructions, wait till God does something. It may seem in many of the bible stories, perhaps including our own very lives, that things seem to go to where they look like its gonna be bad. There in is the test of God. Do you trust me? There in where no human can do anything, BUT, GOD He gets the glory. If you have been told something, or have received a promise, or a Word from the Lord, then tarry till you see it come to pass. And in no way get ahead of your man of God. Remember, God already chose you and chose to give you, a word, a promise, a prophecy, direction, wait on the Lord. Wait eagerly, and willingly serving Him till you see it come to pass. Samuel, the Man of God, is already on the way with news from the Lord. Dont cut yourself short, when you could be just a few moments from “forever” being established. Keep you hope up, keep believing, keep speaking it into existence. Dont grow weary in well doing for in due season you shall reap. If it’s a season this testing season shall too pass and reaping season is sure to come. His Word is eternal and will come to pass.

    Genesis 8:22 puts it this way:

    While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
    Genesis 8:22 KJV

    If He is faithful with earth’s seasons and time changes, then reaping season shall surely come to pass. Hang in there. Your promise is still alive

    I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord : be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord .
    Psalms 27:13‭-‬14 KJV

  41. Saul reigned one year, and nothing particular happened; but in his second year the events recorded in this chapter took place. For above a year he gave the Philistine time to prepare for war, and to weaken and to disarm the Israelites. When men are lifted up in self-sufficiency, they are often led into folly. The chief advantages of the enemies of the church are derived from the misconduct of its professed friends. When Saul at length sounded an alarm, the people, dissatisfied with his management, or terrified by the power of the enemy, did not come to him, or speedily deserted him.

    Saul broke the order expressly given by Samuel, see 1 Samuel 10:8, as to what should be done in cases of extremity. Saul offered sacrifice without Samuel, and did it himself, though he was neither priest nor prophet. When charged with disobedience, he justified himself in what he had done, and gave no sign of repentance for it. He would have this act of disobedience pass for an instance of his prudence, and as a proof of his piety. Men destitute of inward piety, often lay great stress on the outward performances of religion. Samuel charges Saul with being an enemy to himself. Those that disobey the commandments of God, do foolishly for themselves. Sin is folly, and the greatest sinners are the greatest fools. Our disposition to obey or disobey God, will often be proved by our behaviour in things which appear small. Men see nothing but Saul’s outward act, which seems small; but God saw that he did this with unbelief and distrust of his providence, with contempt of his authority and justice, and with rebellion against the light of his own conscience. Blessed Saviour, may we never, like Saul, bring our poor offerings, or fancied peace-offerings, without looking to thy precious, thy all-sufficient sacrifice! Thou only, O Lord, canst make, or hast made, our peace in the blood of the cross.

  42. “And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭13:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Don’t think taking matters into your own hands would be better than what God could do. He has ordered our steps for a reason. He knows our beginning and our end, the number of hairs on our head; We don’t even know for certain we will take our next breath!

    I thank God for giving us His peace. Peace that calms our worries and doubts of if He would ever fail or forsake us. I pray we continue to humble and submit ourselves before Him, heeding to His voice.

  43. Get in where you fit in

    19 Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:

    20 But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock.

    This is an example of where we are right now. This pandemic has us in an unusual way but we must do the best with what we have. There was no smith, meaning they had restrictions of no weapons. They found a way to fight with shovels. Necessity is the mother of all invention and they needed a sword. Sharpen your shovels, use what you got, get in where you fit in, God is watching what we do in this time. We may not be able to figure this out but we can do the best we can and that is all God is looking for.

  44. 14. But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

    Guard your hearts people, this is such a crucial time and we’re gonna be sensitive to everything around us. The church is rising up and we gotta hang on to it cause it’s making the devil mad. Stayed prayed up and in the Word!

  45. 13“How foolish!” Samuel exclaimed. “You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you. Had you kept it, the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.

    We all have broken God’s commands. By nature we take matters into our own hands. We think we can make a wrong and make it right. We just have to pray and let God guide you with making the correct decision.

  46. 22 So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found.

    We have learned that in song and in the proof of what we’ve seen the the Battle is NOT ours, but it is the Lord’s!! No matter what the weapon is, we know that we will win. So even the when it comes to the day of the battle, we may not have any physical weapons that we can see, but we have the Lord on our side!! “. . . in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people . . . “. He is our weapon, our victory, our salvation, our reason and our way to overcome. He is great and almighty!! He is the Lord!!

    I came to blog today and realized that I never pressed “post comment” yesterday.

  47. “And Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba, and the Philistines heard of it. And Saul blew the trumpet throughout all the land, saying, Let the Hebrews hear.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭13:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    When something big happens every one finds out. Not only did it he winner know that they won, but the looser knew who beat them. When we invoke the name of Jesus we don’t just know that we won, the enemy knows that Jesus beat him!

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