April 17, 2008

Breadcrumb: Because once is never enough

Some of you might remember from my breadcrumb a few days ago that Samuel prophesied Saul's kingdom wouldn't continue because of his disobedience at Gilgal. In 1 Sam. 15, the message is hammered home again. Saul was supposed to go completely wipe out Amalek for their oppression of Israel during the Exodus. Saul does this... mostly. But he saves King Agag and the best animals to sacrifice to God. Samuel shows up and reminds Saul that this wasn't the agreement, that the sacrifices are worthless because Saul disobeyed God, and that God has rejected him as king. You know, just in case he forgot since the last time.

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