1 Samuel 9 – Saul Chosen to Be King

From the tribe of Benjamin, Saul comes with a servant looking for his father’s lost donkeys.  With no luck in finding them, his servant tells him of a seer, known to be a man of God (a prophet), and  happens to have bit of silver to bring him ( a gift was customary).

God had already told Samuel that the young man was coming in verse 16, and again tells him that he has arrived in verse 17, and that he is the one that will rescue them from the Philistines.  Saul is just the sort of man that the people are looking for – very handsome, and very tall (verse 2).  In verses 20 and 23, Samuel has already demonstrated to Saul that he has special knowledge from God, so that what he is about to tell him will be believed.  The leg presented to Saul to eat in verse 24 would be known to Saul to normally be the priest’s portion (Exodus 29:27).

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