1. Who was the first king God gave to Israel?
Saul, the son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin.
2. When did Saul become king?
About 1100 B.C.
3. Was Saul a God-fearing king?
No, he soon showed that he did not care for God’s commandments.
4. How did he show his disobedience before a battle with the Philistines?
By bringing a sacrifice himself instead of waiting for Samuel to come.
5. What was Saul’s second great sin at the time of the battle against the Amalekites?
He disobeyed God’s command by sparing King Agag and the best of the sheep and oxen.
6. What did Samuel tell Saul after this second sin?
That the Lord had rejected Saul as king, and would give the kingdom to Saul’s neighbor.
7. Who was anointed king in Saul’s place?
David, the son of Jesse, of the tribe of Judah, a man after God’s heart.
8. Did David become king immediately?
No, he had to wait for God to give him the kingdom until after Saul’s death.
9. Did Saul love David?
No, although David was careful not to harm Saul, for a long time Saul tried to kill David.
10. How did Saul die?
He ended his 40 years as king by killing himself when he saw that the battle with the Philistines was lost.
MEMORY WORK: Hebrews 11:30, 31