Samuel the fifteenth Judge of Israel anoints two kings, 1 Samuel 10:9-27 and 2 Samuel

Samuel anoints two kings at this time it was King Saul.
The people of Israel were again asking for a earthly king, where they were to have a heavenly King and His name is God.

Samuel was asked by God to anoint Saul and later David as Kings of Israel. At this time Samuel was the 15th Judge of Israel and a prophet of Israel.

Samuel started being a judge or leader when he was 38 years old. 1067BC-1020BC Samuel was in leadership for 47 years.

Hebrew name of Samuel means: heard of God.

Continued in the life of the three Kings of Israel.

Background Reading:

The Spirit of God Comes on Saul – Saul Made King

10:9 Now it happened as Saul turned his back to leave Samuel, that God gave him another heart, and all these signs occurred on that day. 10 When they arrived there at Gibeah, a band of prophets was right there to meet them. The Spirit of God came upon Saul, and he prophesied along with them. 11 When all those who had known Saul previously saw that he was there among the prophets prophesying, the people told one another, “What has happened to Kish’s son? Is Saul also among the prophets?”

12 A man from there answered: “Now who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb, “Is Saul also among the prophets?” 13 When he had finished prophesying, he went to the high place.

14 Saul’s uncle told him and to his young man, “Where did you go?”

He said, “To look for the donkeys, and when we saw that they couldn’t be found, we went to Samuel.”

15 Then Saul’s uncle said, “Please tell me what Samuel told you.”

16 Saul told his uncle, “He actually told us that the donkeys had been found,” but he did not tell him about the matter of kingship about which Samuel had spoken.

Saul is Proclaimed King

17 Samuel summoned the people to the LORD at Mizpah. 18 He told the Israelis, “This is what the LORD God of Israel says: ‘I brought Israel up out of Egypt, and I rescued you from the power of Egypt and from the power of all the kingdoms that were oppressing you.’ 19 But today you have rejected your God who delivers you from all your troubles and difficulties. You have said, ‘No! Instead, appoint a king over us.’ Now present yourselves in the LORD’s presence by your tribes and families.”

20 Samuel brought forward all the tribes of Israel, and the tribe of Benjamin was chosen. 21 Then he brought forward the tribe of Benjamin according to its families, and the family of Matri was chosen. Finally, Kish’s son Saul was chosen, but when they looked for him, they couldn’t find him. 22 So they inquired further of the LORD, “Has the man come here yet?”

The LORD said, “He is here, hiding among the baggage.”

23 They ran and brought him from there. When he stood among the people, he was taller than any of the others by a head. 24 Then Samuel told all the people, “Do you see the man whom the LORD has chosen? For there is no one like him among all the people.”

Then all the people shouted, “Long live the king!”

25 Samuel explained to the people the regulations concerning kingship. He wrote them in a scroll and placed it in the LORD’s presence. Then Samuel sent all the people to their own houses. 26 Saul also went to his house in Gibeah, and the soldiers whose hearts God had touched went with him. 27 But some troublemakers said, “How can this man deliver us?” They despised him and did not bring him a gift. But Saul remained silent.
1 Samuel 10:9-27
also see 2 Samuel

More Information:

Samuel a man who did things God’s way but his two sons did not.


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