The Downfall of Israel’s First King [Bible Reading 6/12 Week]
In King Saul’s story, we see how the failure to obey God completely leads us to rationalize and justify our disobedience, a sin that is compounded by the desire for human approval rather than divine grace. Halfhearted obedience is just another form of disobedience, and so, God calls us to renounce our hypocritical displays of righteousness and to submit fully to His purpose and plan.
- 1 Samuel 15:10-35
- Genesis 6:1-6 (“regret”)
- Psalm 40:1-8 (Sacrifice)
- Hosea 6:4-10 (Sacrifice)
- Isaiah 1:11-17 (Sacrifice)
If you are studying these passages by yourself or as a family, the following 3 questions can help you go deeper in understanding:
- What does this say about God?
- What does this say about us?
- What will we do about it?