Lesson for October 1, 2016.

SAUL’S DISOBEDIENCE AND REJECTION

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 15:1-23.

Memory Verse: 1 Samuel 15:23.

  1. What was Saul’s first blunder after he was made King? 1 Samuel 13:5-9.
  2. After the sacrifice was offered, who appeared? 1 Samuel 13:10.
  3. What was Samuel’s question to Saul? What was Saul’s reply? 1 Samuel 13:11,12.
  4. What pronouncement did Samuel make? 1 Samuel 13:13.
  5. What kind of man would succeed Saul as king? 1 Samuel 13:14.

NOTE: This first “wrong step” influenced forever the future of Saul (although he was given time to prove himself and what his future developments would be).  Just one willful disobedience is enough to seal our doom, for it sears our conscience and makes the next sinful act easier.

  1. After some time, what command did Samuel give to Saul? 1 Samuel 15:1-3.
  2. How much of this command did Saul obey? 1 Samuel 15:7-9.
  3. What revelation came to Samuel? 1 Samuel 15:10,11.
  4. What was Saul’s statement to Samuel when they met? 1 Samuel 15:12,13.
  5. What was it that revealed the falsehood in Saul’s statement? What was his excuse? 1 Samuel 15:14,15,24.
  6. To what are sin, rebellion and stubbornness compared? 1 Samuel 15:23.
  7. Did Samuel visit Saul anymore after Saul deliberately sinned? 1 Samuel 15:34,35.

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