June 2, 2024 – 1 Samuel 14:47-52

June 2, 2024 – 1 Samuel 14:47-52


These verses share an account of Saul’s court and camp.  Although he had many victories, his kingship was not one of honor or dignity and he experienced little joy after taking the kingdom.



We often spend a lifetime building what we consider valuables (homes, cars, land, wealth, etc.)  If you find yourself spending more time on acquisition of these earthly means and forget to show gratitude for God’s provisions, obedience to God, fail to help your neighbor, spend less time in God’s Word and forget that glorifying and worshiping God are our greatest gifts, take a quick inventory of how you can adjust your priorities and pray for God to be the Lord of your life.  Find joy in seeking and serving God, our greater purpose.       


47  When Saul had taken the kingship over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, against the Ammonites, against Edom, against the kings of Zobah, and against the Philistines. Wherever he turned he routed them.  48  And he did valiantly and struck the Amalekites and delivered Israel out of the hands of those who plundered them. 49  Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malchi-shua. And the names of his

two daughters were these: the name of the firstborn was Merab, and the name of the younger Michal.  50  And the name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz. And the name of the commander of his army was Abner the son of Ner, Saul's uncle.  51  Kish was the father of Saul, and Ner the father of Abner was the son of Abiel. 52  There was hard fighting against the Philistines all the days of Saul. And when Saul

saw any strong man, or any valiant man, he attached him to himself.



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