1 Chronicles Chapter 10 – Chronological

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

46 thoughts on “1 Chronicles Chapter 10 – Chronological

  1. 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.

  2. This chapter reminds of of the demise of King Saul. There is a cost for the disobedience of not following God’s commandments. There is a cost of sin and the scripture states that the wages of sin is death. God became wrought with Saul because he did not destroy Agag and allowing the Israelites to keep some of the spoils of battle. They took the choice and placed it into their hands after taking it out of God’s hands. We find that Saul found out that his sons were killed on the battlefield and the archers had wounded him. His armor bearer was to afraid to do as Saul had commanded him and so Saul fell on his own sword. And the armor bearer fell upon his own sword after Saul died.

    We find that there are many people that have been commanded by God to do a certain task a certain way. But it is funny how our humanistic mentality always sees the task being hard by Gods standard, and we try to find the easy way to do it. We have a tendency to turn everything around to make the situation and circumstances comfortable in our lives. But we are not doing the will of God. If we continue to do the will of God in our own way, then we will continue sinning against God and eventually we will find God making us pay for the sin we have committed. We have to realize that there is Only God’s way to achieving success in this world to make it to eternity with Him and nothing else should matter.

    We have to place first the kingdom of God and we shall see his righteousness in our lives. I know that we are going to make it if only He is put first in our lives. We need to learn from Saul’s demise, because we don’t have a lot of time to do the will of God. Live Jesus to give Jesus.

  3. 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;
    Consulting the horoscope and palm readers to know our future, is a violation of the Bible’s commandments. All things work together for thoes that love the Lord, and any anything we ask in the Lord’s name we will have, if we are in the Lord’s will.

  4. In the early times things were done differently and people did what we would call drastic in order to make it. In this day and time Saul’s type of death is not acceptable according to the word. But in my way of looking at these matters in present day we just do slow death, when not living according to Gods laws we are just daily killing ourselves and looking towards hell.

  5. 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.

    It closes a chapter on Saul’s life and give the final count for his demise. Notice that it doesn’t say that song was a bad guy, it doesn’t even mention anything that he did for the Lord, and said that he was unfaithful to God. God is in the faithful business. It’s not about our personality, or even what we can do for God but the Lord is looking at our faithfulness and our obedience to his word. That’s what counts

  6. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    THE DEATH OF AN ANOINTING

    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 anointed King by GOD for the people. Unfortunately Saul began to believe that he was King because of his own will, talent or accord. Saul was deceived to believe that the commands of GOD were only suggestions now and not commands. This mindset cost him his anointing, life and legacy.

    We are foolish when we fail to consider the value GOD places on our commitments and callings. I am witness these days of many GOD called servants that have taken their lives and future into their own hands through not keeping the word of their covenant with the LORD.

    This is dangerous ground and no-one can save from the peril of the death of the anointing, because no-one can give man the anointing of GOD.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  7. 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.” Wow, these verses reminded me of the sermon that Bro. Tallant preached at the South Campus years ago “The High Cost of a Bad Decision”. Sometimes, we try and do things our own way or the way we think it should be done; but, we should be bringing it to our altar before the Lord and seek guidance/direction. Looking in the wrong places, can cost you a lot!

    1 Peter 1:13-16 MSG “So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy.”

  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.

    The old saying sin will take you farther than you want to go and will cost you more than you want to pay is so true. Sauls reward for his sins cost him his natural life and his spiritual life, as well as sons.

    Sin ya only pleasurable for a season. When reckoning day comes there’s no good reward, only eternal death where the flame dieth not.

    Every decision we make has a consequence so choose wisely.

  9. 1 Chronicles 10:13-14[ amp] So Saul died for his trespass against the Lord [ in sparing Amalek] for his unfaithfulness in not keeping God’s word, and also for consulting [ a medium pleasingly of it.
    [14] And Inquired not so the Lord [ in earnest pentience], Therefore the Lord slew him and turned the kingdom over to David.
    Philippians 3:9- 10 [ amp] And that I may [ actually] ne found and known as in Him , Not having any
    [ self- righteousness that can be called my own based on my obedience to the Law’s demands
    [ ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired); but possessing that [ genuine righteousness ] which comes through faith in Christ( the Annointed One), the
    ( truly) rightstanding with God, which comes feint God by ( saving ) faith.
    [ 10] For my determination purpose [ is] that I may know Him [ that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of his person more strongly and more clearly] , and that I may in that same way come to know the power out flowing from His resurrection
    Which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [ in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, ( in the hope.
    We must take everything in prayer and being obeinant to the Lord.
    Thank you Jesus.

  10. 10:12they arose all the valiente men
    And took away the body of sail and the bodies of his sons and brought them to Jabesh
    And fasted seven days.

    —-
    Doing the right thing and standing for the right thing.
    These men, even when The King chose to do wrong…
    These men ( without going having to do it..) king was dead, they went and brought the bodies and did something right worthy of respect.

  11. So Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord . He failed to obey the Lord ’s command, and he even consulted a medium instead of asking the Lord for guidance. So the Lord killed him and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.
    1 Chronicles 10:13‭-‬14 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/1ch.10.13-14.NLT

    During Saul’s reign he accomplished many things. He worked to free Israel from surrounding nations, he fought and won battles with a lot of their traditional enemies like the Amalekites, he even helped expand the borders of Israel.

    ….but we don’t hear about a lot of that, do we?
    Why??

    Because in the end when all this is said and done it doesn’t matter what we accomplish in life. If we lose our connection with God and focus more on the gains of the world then that’s the only reward we’ll have. It doesn’t emphasize his “good intentions”. It focuses on his character and his relationship with God. Those are to areas that translate into all other areas of life.

  12. 6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together

    Be very careful where you lead your children to!!! As I grew up I heard so many parents say “Do as I say not as I do” but children often learn by example. I also heard, “If I want to go to hell thats on me but you have to go to Heaven” that one was another I never understood for I always believed that the purpose of being a family was to be together. When I became a mother that was one of the things that worries me the most. I wanted to teach my children the truth, I wanted my children to always be about Jesus business, and stay with God all their lives. I knew that for that to happened I had to set the example, they had to see me do the right things, they had to see me praying, and when they asked what I was doing I had to answer with the truth so they knew what to do as they grew up. I wanted them to see the Love of God and experience His love through everything I did for them. Of all the children I had at my home some were tough but some where kind and loving, all got baptized, some for the Holy Ghost, some are still going to church, some are not, but God knows to this day, they all described our home as the best time and the most loved they felt. I pray for those that have left the church and for those that are still in the church. I love my family and as a parent we need to make sure we do not lead them to death. Thank you Jesus for I know that you give and take away, but I will continue to say BLESSED BE YOUR NAME!!!

  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 sin against God by not killing Agag and by not utterly destroying all animals and when Samuel confronted him he dented his disobedience at first, then blamed the people. Saul’s heart was very hard by this point and God couldn’t get in. He knows who he can save and who he can’t. Saul had every opportunity to turn back to God but received the penalty of sin. It isn’t worth it to turn your back on God and live your own way.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

    • Impatience got the better of Saul and instead of listening or waiting for God he went against God and consulted with the diviner,which is a sin.
      It is best to obey God .

  16. 1Chronicles 10 message translation

    13-14 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.

    God help us to seek You and to stay obedient to Your Word.
    My dad quoted this scripture repeatedly to us
    Psalms 1
    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

    2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

    3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

    Saul got his eyes turned off God. He was seeking answers and went to the wrong source. False prophets and the wickedness of deceit will try to loot you from the true unadulterated Word of God. Saul list everything when he could have had everything God intended for him. Why not obey God’s Word . Why not seek Him first in everything we do.

  17. 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.

    May we all be delivered from unbelief, impatience, and despair. Just, as Saul did by taking matters into his own hands, but let us wait on the Lord. That we shall obtain to be taken up, when Jesus comes back for His Church, let us not be weary and wait on the Lord.

  18. 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.

    When you are looking for answers never turn to a medium but turn to the Lord Jesus for guidance and direction he’s the only one that will lead you the right way and be faithful to the Lord.
    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of
    Jesse.

  19. 1 Chronicles 10:13-14
    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.

    All because of sin, all because of disobedience to God and His Word, and all because of asking counsel where he shouldn’t have, Saul died. The Lord slew him.
    Ezekiel 18:4 says, “…: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”
    Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death;…”

    What happened to Saul should be an example and admonition (warning) for us if we too disobey God and His word. If we decide to seek counsel somewhere else, other than God.
    So, if we want to LIVE and not die, we must OBEY God and His Word, and seek His Counseling at all times.

  20. 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.

    Respected, but fallen. God will elevate His chosen; He will keep and protect His children. But if we disobey His Word, we step out from His covering and set ourselves against Him. God’s Will will always prevail, be wise not to set yourself on the opposing side.

  21. 1 Chronicles 10:13
    [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

    The ten commandments
    “I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any strange gods before Me.”
    “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”
    “Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.”
    “Honor thy father and mother
    “Thou shalt not kill.”
    “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
    “Thou shalt not steal
    “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
    “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife
    “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”

    Deuteronomy 30:10
    The lord your God will delight in you if you obey his voice and keep the commands and decrees written in this Book of Instruction, and if you turn to the lord your God with all your heart and soul.

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

    Folks are counting on leaders. Saul ran from obedience to God and now was his day of judgement. The tragedy of the whole situation was all the people that Saul lead to their deaths. His family died, his people died, and his armorbearer died all because Saul continued to make bad decisions.

  23. 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;

    Choose wisely. To not obey the word of the Lord can be costly and a great transgression.

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

    Saul did not seek the Lord for direction instead he went to this world to man.
    We should always seek God’s face and his direction and not after this world

  25. 14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

    Saul did not seek the Lord for direction instead he went to this world to man.
    We should always seek God’s face and his direction and not after this world

  26. “and did not inquire of the LORD [instead]. Therefore the LORD killed him and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭10:14‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    The Lord can do it with me or without me. We shouldn’t get consumed in how God chose to use us. We are mere vessels in which His power is flowing through. If we don’t allow ourselves to be available for God to use, trust in the fact that He can and will use someone else to be a blessing to His people.

    I thank God all the glory belongs to Him! I pray we continue to serve with humble hearts!

  27. 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;
    14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
    This is the fulfillment of the prophecy given by Solomon to King Saul.
    Now the door of time and blessings for the house of Israel and King David. The genealogies continue to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem By the Holy Spirit and the Mother of Mary his mother.

  28. So Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord . He failed to obey the Lord ’s command, and he even consulted a medium instead of asking the Lord for guidance. So the Lord killed him and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.
    1 Chronicles 10:13‭-‬14 NLT

    Just how God can give, He can take away.
    When there is disobedience the Lord can take away the blessing that is meant for us and give it to someone else.

  29. 1 Chronicles 10:13-14
    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.

    What stood out to me is this… I had read this chapter this afternoon and then at the end of the service, Pastor brought out the importance of this chapter, how Saul made a bad decision while in a valley sought counsel from a bad source instead of seeking out godly counsel. He made this statement that hit home to me… in the valley you can make some of the worst decisions WOW!! While in the valley, the mountains seem so much high and scarier than they really are. Views from the mountain top are way different than views in the valley! Be careful where and who you seek counsel from!! Thanks Bro. Merriman and Pastor for such great GODLY teaching!!

  30. 13 So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance.

    Always stay in the Lords favor. If we try to seek our own path it won’t lead back to His but keep us down the wrong. When we seek after God He will reveal everything we need. Make up in your mind and fill your heart up with faith to know He will answer all in His way.

  31. “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. But he did not inquire of the LORD; therefore He killed him, and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.”
    ‭‭I Chronicles‬ ‭10:13-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/114/1ch.10.13-14.nkjv

    The consequences of disobedience can cost you your life.

  32. Saul avoided the council of the Lord because he knew he would not find the answers he was looking for. This is just like folks that will ask everyone else but Pastor about their situations. If you think it’s not going to please the Lord then it’s probably not going to. Beating around the bush with God or the man of God proved to be deadly for Saul. How does it look for the modern day bush beaters avoiding the Pastor?

  33. We can do it!…Since Jesus Christ has saved us, cleansed us, and freed us from sin, we can confidently represent Him.
    We go not in our own righteousness…it is as filthy rags but in the righteousness of God, whose Holy Spirit we have.He has clothed us in His own righteousness by His Spirit.

  34. 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.

    Valiant men took Saul’s and his boys bodies away and buried them. Even after what had happened and all going on, he was still somewhat respected for being King and some good in his past.

    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;

    Where Saul messed up the most was not being God and questioning the existence. “. . . also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, . . “

  35. “When all the Israelites in the valley saw that the army had fled and that Saul and his sons had died, they abandoned their towns and fled. And the Philistines came and occupied them.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭10:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    When all seems to be going wrong that’s not the time to run away. Doing so, will allow fear and to come in and inhabit what is meant to be yours. I realize those that fled in this verse were not equipped to take on the opposing army that was headed towards them but that’s not the case for us. We are equipped with so much through God’s word and the man of God he’s placed in our lives, we can fight against whatever opposition comes our way. Stand your ground and fight for what is yours, don’t let fear keep you from what is rightfully yours.

  36. 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.

    If you fall don’t expect the beating to stop. We’re in a continual battle with the wicked and righteous. Jesus already one, but what I mean is we’re constantly battling flesh. If you fall don’t expect the adversary to let up he will continue to come at you over and over until your dead.
    “Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/1/jas.1.15.kjv
    So you get up you pray up and you seek the face of God and don’t let up. Sin is like calories it don’t stop just cause you get tired of routine.

  37. 4 Saul groaned to his armor bearer, “Take your sword and kill me before these pagan Philistines come to taunt and torture me.” But his armor bearer was afraid and would not do it. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it. 5 When his armor bearer realized that Saul was dead, he fell on his own sword and died.

    I understand not wanting to kill someone else, the armor bearer couldn’t do it. But to take his own life afterwards, that should be a big no way. This shows, someone who worship Saul, a man, more than God. He killed himself as a way to honor Saul, shaking my head. God would never want you to kill yourself for his sake. For God is life, he gave you life, he gave you breath, he gave you a soul, so protect your life, protect the unborn, and protect others.

  38. “But when everyone in Jabesh-gilead heard about everything the Philistines had done to Saul, 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.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭10:11-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    God always has His valiant men. When one servant passes the scene, another arises to take his place. If Saul is gone, God raises up a David. If the army of Israel is utterly routed, God still has His valiant men. God’s work is bigger than any man, or any group of people.

  39. “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.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭10:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    God always has His valiant men. When one servant passes the scene, another arises to take his place. If Saul is gone, God raises up a David. If the army of Israel is utterly routed, God still has His valiant men. God’s work is bigger than any man, or any group of people.

  40. 3 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.

    If there was a list of things said about me at the end of my life I would hate it to be all the wrong that I’ve done. I would rather it be all the good and that I followed what the Lord told me. I would that I live my life as a sacrifice unto God and helped other. That I loved people greatly and as family. I would have it said that God was my first love and I followed Him and Him alone.

  41. Sometimes in the battle we don’t realize that we have won the victory as throughly as we did until three dust settles. I know there are things in my own life that as I look back over how I got through or won that victory I didn’t really notice all that God did for me until it was an afterthought. Many years after we fought through with Micheal’s challenging birth we found out that not only did he have a hole in both of his lungs, but he also had a hole in his heart. The victory we gained by bringing him home and not having to go back was huge BUT later finding out that he overcame more than we knew was monumental.

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