- How does the story of Saul’s public election demonstrate God’s forbearance?
See especially 10:19.
Cf. Pss. 103:14, 15; 78:37-39; Rom. Rom. 2:4.
- To what does Scripture attribute Saul’s vigorous action and his success?
Cf. Acts 1:8. Do these verses come to you as a challenge, or a rebuke?
- Consider what noble qualities Saul displays. See 9:21; 10:9, 16b, 22, 27c.
Does your life give evidence of a similar work of God?
Note. 11:9. The men of Jabesh Gilead never forgot Saul’s rescue of them from the Ammonites. See 31:11-13.