I'm on a journey to read through the Bible in chronological order. Taking it one day at a time, I will read based on a list I found on the internet and blog about what happened, thoughts provoked, emotions conjured, etc. Enjoy!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Day ONE HUNDRED!: 1 Samuel 9-12

God told Samuel that He would bring him a Benjamite to govern the people. Very soon, Saul (a young Benjamite) is sent out to find his father's livestock that have gone missing. He gets lost and decides to stop and ask a "seer" (or prophet/Man of God) for the way home. Samuel invites him to dinner and is so excited to see him.. Saul is obviously a little freaked out but goes with it. The next day he anoints Saul and sends him home with a prophesy--he will encounter various men and circumstances along the way (his father's animals have been found, free food, etc.). All happens as it was told and Saul is made king.

There were a few doubters about Saul's abilities to govern, but his first job as king (wiping out an opposing land) served to affirm Samuel and God's decision. Samuel also gives a great speech in which he rebukes their stupidity and reminds them that Saul is the king they have been crying out for.

This is just another time I am really tired of reading about the whiny and useless Israelites... they just really get under my skin. " We want a king, no not that king, well I guess he's ok, we should rebel, no he's ok again, PRAISE GOD!". All the wishy-washy stuff is driving me bananas.

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