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1 Samuel Lesson 10


Series: Lessons and Principles 1 Samuel

Category: Sunday Bible School

Speaker: Robert Read

Samuel had spoken to the people earlier about his age and imminent death, so here in Chapter 12 he again speaks to the people of Israel, this time after Saul had become king, and had distinguished himself. Samuel’s speech seems as though he is reestablishing his credibility as a profit. Samuel asked whether or not the people had ever detected any moral or spiritual flaw in his life. (By contrast flaws had certainly been evident in his sons, 8:3) The answer, of course, was no, Samuel’s intent was to show that just as he could be trusted in the past so his word for the present and the future could also be accepted with confidence.