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Surprised by Gibeah

May 14, 2023    Pastor Paul Edwards

In 1 Samuel 8, the people have asked for a king "like all the nations around them." In 1 Samuel 9, a young man who thinks he is searching for his father's lost donkeys has actually found the Prophet Samuel with whom he has a private audience where he learns that God has chosen him to be Israel's first king, but he will NOT be a king like other kings, much to the dismay of some "worthless men."

As we come to know obscure young man from the least of all the tribes of Israel, the most shocking revelation may be in today's text.