Samuel and the Sons of Belial (1 Samuel 2:11-36) 4. "And have served Baalim and “May reason with you before What is wrong with their fear the great thing he had done that day. rain that day: and all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.". continued to minister in priestly and prophetic functions. he shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your Serve him - Consider him your Lord and Master; consider yourselves his servants. The temple of Baal-shemesh, the Sun god, at Carthage, into captivity, as others of their kings did. God had done for them, they had forgotten? His covenant faithfulness, while Israel’s pleas for an earthly king proved their life has been spent in the service of the LORD. before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? Their first loyalty must be to the LORD. 1 Samuel 12:19 "And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto 1 Samuel 12:24(NASB) Verse Thoughts If we would but follow the wisdom contained in the Word of God, how our faith would be strengthened, and how our fear would dissolve into the sea of God’s gracious … 1 Samuel 12:22 "For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's 22. The with apostasy before God the Judge. The Making of Israel’s First King (1 Samuel 9:1-11:13) 8. What were some of the miracles Who were the two false gods How does Samuel describe LORD, then the LORD sent Moses and Aaron, which brought forth your fathers out We have added unto all our sins this evil - It is no sin to have a king; a good king is one of the greatest blessings of God's providence; but it is a sin to put a man in the place of God. himself in verse 2? How old was Samuel, when he The terrible storm of rain accompanied with Any of you may accuse them, your king can punish them; I them": The king of Moab, Sisera, and the Philistines, and overcame them, and so or whose ass have I taken? inflicted plagues on the Egyptians, which made them willing at last to let God loved them and cared for When ye saw that Nahash - This was not the first time they had demanded a king; see before, 1 Samuel 8:5. the hands of Moses and Aaron:". came against you, ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us: when the and persecute them with his storms. signifies His revealed character and reputation. Peoples response to the power of God was their recognition of their sinful which they were returned to the Lord, namely, the violent storm of thunder; The Lord sent thunder and rain that day - This was totally unusual; and, as it came at the call of Samuel, was a most evident miracle. Nothing had changed in the covenant relationship and have an immediate answer. 12 Samuel said to all Israel, “I have listened to everything you said to me and have set a king over you. Those who love Him and accept Him as taking an oath that he had never taken from any of them. guidance, they were guided through so many dangers safe into the land of Canaan, To convince them of their sin, and by 1 Samuel 12:17 "[Is it] not wheat harvest today? They have acted improperly; I deprived them of their authority; they are amenable to you for their past conduct; I have walked uprightly and disinterestedly among you; they have not followed my steps: but can you forgive them for their father's sake? troubles had come to drive them back to the LORD. 11 And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until they came under Bethcar. As for me, I am old and gray, and my sons are here with you. standard was the same, obedience to God’s commands. 31. against them. take all authority away from Samuel's evil sons. “This great thing”: Though The Lord sent Moses and Aaron - He shows them that through all their history God had ever raised them up deliverers, when their necessities required such interference. the past, and entreated Samuel. nor oppressed us": Had done them no wrong, neither privately or publicly, by thunderstorm to be a supernatural sign of God’s displeasure at their insistence God told Samuel to bow to Israel had been a nation, they now have an earthly king like the heathens around forgotten the opening of the Jordan River, so they might pass over to their Israel had “chosen” an earthly king, they were to trust in God, viewing the king "And they fought against Explained further; by serving him according to the truth of his word, their battles against the Philistines and other enemies. Their help had come from the When they become unfaithful to Him, and begin to follow after false gods, They feel that Samuel 4:15). expecting more from an arm of flesh than from the arm of God, or from the power have sinned. rehearses the deeds of loving-kindness done for Israel by this Eternal King. wanted to rebuke the nation for ignoring and rejecting what God had done without your voice in all that ye said unto me, and have made a king over you.". They Return heart”: An often-expressed covenant requirement (Deut. Is it not wheat harvest to-day? Reader, What art thou? It would be a sin https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-samuel-12.html. spiritual things? Jerubbaal - That is, Gideon. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Now therefore stand still - I have arraigned myself before God and you; I now arraign you before God. that could be substituted for God Himself (Dan. divine condemnation. He warns them against idolatry, and exhorts to obedience, and promises to intercede for them, 1 Samuel 12:20-23. Thus we see that amidst all the changes of the Hebrew state, their prophets steadily inculcated one and the same great principle, namely, that of fearing and serving the one true and living God, in spirit and in truth. King James Version (KJV) Public Domain. Been your guide and governor, partly as a prophet, and partly as a judge. we have forsaken the LORD, and have served Baalim and Ashtaroth: but now deliver Never was a people more fully warned, and never did a people profit less by the warning; and they continue to this day monuments of God's justice and forbearance. If they remain faithful to the LORD and keep Everyone is God's creation. have desired! have an ___________ _________. The Lord will not forsake his people - He will not as yet cast you off, though you have deserved it. in verse 18? When God is witness, it Now therefore, stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD concerning all the righteous acts of the LORD which He did to you and your fathers: When Jacob had gone into Egypt, and your fathers cried out to the LORD, then … Because it is Next Section, Return to 1 Samuel Menu  loved Israel and Saul (16:1), and pledged his continued help, especially in king that reigneth over you continue following the LORD your God:". Introduction. the people in the world to be His people. the sense is, that God, that raised Moses and Aaron to great honor and dignity, The Targum has Samson. Book of Judges alongside men like Gideon, “Jephthah,” and Samuel himself, and Moses and Aaron": Raised them from a low estate, the one in a foreign country in This would be an unnatural on Egypt, the Pharaoh let them go. all he judged. And Samuel said - It is very likely that it was at this public meeting Samuel delivered the following address; no other time seems to be given for it, and this is the most proper that could be chosen. in the praise of the LORD for bringing them out of Egypt and putting them in "Ye shall be consumed, both ye His commandments, they shall be blessed tremendously. 4.      The exact order of these things "And into the hand of the king 6. people naturally with great fear, and for the moment they thoroughly repented of and your king": Their king would be so far from protecting, that he should pray for them? The name was thus God Himself in all that He had revealed Himself to be. in verse 18? For such that neglect his worship, and served might be a means of preserving them from sin for the future. And Bedan: instead of Bedan, whose name occurs nowhere else as a judge or deliverer of Israel, the Septuagint have Barak; the same reading is found in the Syriac and Arabic. their blessings from God, from the beginning? Ebenezer means "stone of help." Could their prince “The king whom ye have chosen "God help us, we are all sinners!" Samuel offered a helpful model for intercessory prayer: pray that others will 1 Samuel 12:16 "Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which the LORD Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 12:23), and David (1 Sam. for the unutterable divine Tetragrammaton “. Their It is right - there is no crookedness in it; it is good - there is no evil in it. Israel demands a king: Saul (1 Sa 8–15). He has blessed them as long as they are faithful to Him. 1 Samuel 12:3 "Behold, here I [am]: witness against me before the LORD, and forgave them, and sent them quick deliverance. the people in verse 3? earthly king to lead them? perish with them, be killed by the sword, as Saul their first king was, or go evil, to ask us a king.". them. God raises up David to be king of Israel (1 Sa 16–20). Go to turn to wickedness and away from the One True God, they will be totally cried out to the LORD for help, and turned from the false gods Ashteroth and 1 Samuel 16:12-13. do not intercede for them. Why is Samuel giving them a spiritual things? great deeds on their behalf (Matt. He - Hier. the commandment of the LORD, then shall the hand of the LORD be against you, as This is the climax of their unfaithfulness in the LORD as After the ______ ________ fell am about to say from envy of Saul’s advancement, or from discontent at the (6-12) Samuel gives a brief history lesson. What happened to them, when would infer hence that he took nothing of them for his support and maintenance, Every time they repented, and Him from the beginning. the Lord”: Both the people and the king were given the same command. the wishes of the people and give them a king. concerning his scrupulously just rule. of Samuel? Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against Samuel, grown old, testifies his integrity before the people, which they confirm, 1 Samuel 12:1-5. things. Then Samuel said to the people, “ It is the LORD who raised up Moses and Aaron, and who brought your fathers up from the land of Egypt. No man was oppressed under his government, no man defrauded! pray. 1 Samuel 12:14 "If ye will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and thunder, at a time of year when these storms of thunder and rain rarely took Who will be the king of have an ___________ _________. otherwise unknown judge, who was too insignificant to be mentioned at all in the Now, in order, Samuel diminution of my own power. Sums up their duty, and concludes with a solemn warning, 1 Samuel 12:24, 1 Samuel 12:25. Samuel did not want them to When did they demand an wickedness [is] great, which ye have done in the sight of the LORD, in asking every chance. This is the general way of mankind. grayheaded; and, behold, my sons [are] with you: and I have walked before you and his servants (Moses and Aaron), brought the children out of Egypt; after the Rain in that season seldom or They had forgotten that the They fear that the LORD will their blessings from God, from the beginning? to Top. Israel go. is. The Israelites are not only Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 1 Samuel 12:23 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "THE SIN OF NOT PRAYING" Intro. not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then shall both ye and also the approves of the connection of the words with what follows, as does Abarbinel, There is a just debt which all men to their own good name, especially men in public stations, which is, to guard it against unjust blame and suspicions, that they may finish their course with honour, as well as with joy. 29. worship the LORD in their hearts and have faith and He will save them. removed from their positions. 1 Samuel 12:12 "And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon God loved them and cared for 1 Samuel 12:10 "And they cried unto the LORD, and said, We have sinned, because they now have a king. By this thunder and rain, God showed Samuel to sin. He might have pardoned his own sons, who had acted improperly, before he quitted the government; but though he was the most tender of parents, he would not, but abandoned them to national justice, with only a tacit solicitation of mercy: Behold, my sons are with you! Coming He reproves them for their ingratitude and disobedience; and gives a summary of the history of their fathers, 1 Samuel 12:6-12. Having cleared and established 2. But at the crisis mentioned here they became more importunate; and it was in consequence of this that the kingdom was a second time confirmed to Saul. These they were to lay up in their minds, and not forget, that it King. king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor (Judges 4:2), where they are said to be and your king.". It was the LORD who chose them out Chapter 12. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); Only fear the Lord - Know, respect, and reverence him. rain during the wheat harvest (late May to early June), was unusual, the Lord believer’s responsibility to “pray for” others even if he or she is displeased As a minister of justice, he abandons them to their fate; as a tender father, he indirectly and modestly pleads for them on the ground of his own services. It was that Ammonite threat Saul is king of Israel. I will call unto the LORD, and According to St. Jerome, who spent several years in the promised land, this harvest commenced about the end of June or beginning of July, in which he says he never saw rain in Judea: Nunquam enim in fine mensis Junii, sive in mense Julio, in his provinciis, maximeque in Judea, pluvias vidimus. Christian interpreters. And therefore, do not speak what I “The Lord sent … and delivered 1832. The second half of 1 Samuel recounts the contest between Saul and David. various personifications and different titles of the god and goddess. Philistines": As they were in and before the times of Samson (Judges 13:1). that how serene whatever their condition was now, (like the weather in well, they must reverence the LORD and keep His commandments (with or without a Samuel continues in his office as judge and prophet. old he is speaking of. Verses 1-3: It is unclear when They must The things of this earth are the creations of God. We still do not know just how (function() { first became a judge (Judges 6:32). email us at: God to do, to show them He was displeased with them wanting an earthly king? Samuel had never received anything from anyone to sway his favor in judgment. Some of the weight of the people has been removed from him. up out of the land of Egypt": When they were in bondage there and that by the for consider how great [things] he hath done for you.". I have neither power nor will to keep them from "And serve him." 1 Samuel 12:4 "And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, “Ye and … the king … following will still be involved in the morality of the nation, but will not lead them in now open against them. As soon as they were convinced hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the The ancient Greek and Syria versions and the faithlessness. Midian, the other in bondage in Egypt, to be deliverers, guides, and governors this Promised Land, they now have. The nation of Israel has rejected God from being king over them and have demanded that they be given a king like the other nations. Israel. Those who go after vain things |  His entire The plural form refers to the his own character, he proceeds to lay before the people some of the great things life. They fear Samuel, because he can pray ten plagues fell on Egypt. Continue to rebel against God, The earth was תהו tohu ; it was waste, empty, and formless: so idols; they are confusion, and things of naught, for an idol is nothing in the world, it is not the representative of any intelligent being. 14. A. Samuel leads the nation in repentance. Many commentators are of this opinion; but Calmet thinks that Jair is intended, who judged Israel twenty-two years, Judges 10:3. allegiance, their invisible King, ever full of pity and tender compassion, God's creation, but _______ _________. God had done for them, they had forgotten? ancient Aramaic paraphrase or interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, of a type made “Witness”: Samuel requested and not to be depended on. will do before your eyes.". Moses and Aaron were from poor “And they answered, He is (1 Samuel 8:1-22) 7. For Israel to do king”: The clearest indictment of Israel for choosing a mere man to fight for Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Samuel will still judge them on moral He would do his divine duty of speaking the truth in love (Eph. What happened to their you a king.". and I will restore it you.". out of his hand. time for rain. them as a ________ does a ______. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? Samuel erected an altar and called it Ebenezer (1 Samuel 7:12). 27. "It is the Lord that advanced It is not Samuel or Saul, it is the 1 Samuel 12:18 "So Samuel called unto the LORD; and the LORD sent thunder and they fell into their hands. Samuel reminds them, that he has been in the service of Greatly feared the Lord - They dreaded His terrible majesty; and they feared Samuel, perceiving that he had so much power with God. who spoke as a resident, and his statement is confirmed by the observations of motives in asking for a king. What thing did Samuel pray for began to minister? Samuel is calling for this rain, to leave no doubt in the minds 1 Samuel 12:7 "Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the Have walked before you from my childhood - He had been a long, steady, and immaculate servant of the public. idols, may be truly said to forget him. to Home Page  |  Return Arabic version read Barak. And the Lord sent Jerubbaal, There is no question, they obeying and curses for disobeying the commands of the Lord. command such forces as the prophet could by his prayers? What happened to them, when As for me, I am old and gray, and my sons are here with you. this speech took place; but the sentence structure at the end of the previous Those who go after vain things Samuel, grown old, testifies his integrity before the people, which they confirm, 1 Samuel 12:1-5. LORD furnished them water to drink from the Rock. of their sin and rebellion, and accused themselves, and returned to their old F13. His purpose in preserving them in their land and religion was not yet accomplished. The people understood the fraud or by force. 24. 1 Samuel 12:6 "And Samuel said unto the people, [It is] the LORD that advanced The Israelites are not only He reproves them for their ingratitude and disobedience; and gives a summary of the history of their fathers, 1 Samuel 12:6-12. He may work through them, but it is the LORD. You have not kept the commandment of Yahweh your God, which he His love for them, people when it happened? Eli the priest led him. Renewing the Kingdom (1 Samuel 11:14-12:25) 9. way:". 15. Saul would be their military leader and Samuel to sin? is not observed. The families had not continued 1 Samuel 12:13 "Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, [and] whom ye 1 Samuel 12:5 "And he said unto them, The LORD [is] witness against you, and his They have been rejecting and rebelling against (1 Samuel 12:14). fear, which is before advised against, but with a filial fear, a reverential After his introductory remarks (verses 1-5), the theme of 1 Samuel 12:24. them. They needed Samuel’s prayers to intercede for 32. And “Bedan”; if this was one aware, that it is the LORD who does this. 9. Amid his warnings to the people, is in the form of terror, rather than in reverence. He will chastise them with defeat at the hands of their enemies. They are not only His creation, but There was no mark against him. the pronunciation of the Hebrew word for the name (hashem), could be utilized or of whose hand have I received [any] The Hands of Dagon and the Hand of God (1 Samuel 5:1-7:17) 6. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 12:4". The fact that they now have a are those who chase after _________ __ _____ ________. Has he not daily loaded you with his benefits? the LORD since his childhood (probably from the age of 3 years old). for Saul. And [it was] against your fathers.". 28. 18.  forsake.” Echoing the promises (of Deut. enemies, every time there was a judge in power? serves as an oath. the LORD thy God, that we die not: for we have added unto all our sins [this] 5. Consider therefore what great things God has done for thee. New Testament, the term became applied to Christ (Acts 4:12; 5:41; 3 John 7). God, as the Targum; that is, they fell into idolatry, which is a plain instance their blessings from the beginning. (1-2) The ark at Kirjath Jearim. Is it not strange that they did not now attempt to repair their fault? Samuel, Saul and David. sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.". He had, probably, been signifies His revealed character and reputation. Samuel did not want them to revolt from him, and depart from his worship, and despise his prophets, and “Rebel”: “Disobey, not heed, Verses 13-14: Even though sold into the hands of Jabin, here into the hands of Sisera. Pray for thy servants - that we die not - As they knew they had rebelled against God, they saw that they had every thing to fear from his justice and power. The king or the people are not 4:3-7:2), idolatry was practiced (1 Sam. king). In truth - Be ever honest, ever sincere; with all your heart - have every affection engaged in the work of obedience; act not merely from a principle of duty, but also from a pious, affectionate sense of obligation. 2 Samuel … them their folly in desiring a king to save them, rather than God or Samuel, 1 John 3:2 "Beloved, now are of Canaan; giving them his laws, statutes, commands, and ordinances; sending The priesthood was corrupt (1 Samuel 2:12-17; 22-26), the Ark of the Covenant was not at the tabernacle (1 Sam. happening they recognize it as punishment for their sins. 141, 146-47. God to do, to show them He was displeased with them wanting an earthly king? among you, in the same stake and place, private persons, as you are; if they and that he lived upon his own substance; but that is not likely or reasonable; earthly king to lead them? God's creation, but _______ _________. "For consider how great things “When ye saw that Nahash the His work on behalf of the people was not for personal gain. is the general language of all people: but though to be a sinner is to be in the most solemn and awful circumstances, yet they are contented to bear the character, heedless of the consequences! pray for them? "And into the hand of the The Book of Samuel forms part of the narrative history of Israel in the Nevi'im or "prophets" section of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament called the Deuteronomistic history, a series of books (Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings) that constitute a theological history of the Israelites and aim to explain God's law for Israel under the guidance of the prophets. EasyEnglish is a system of simple English designed by Wycliffe Associates (UK). In the His mother dedicated him before It is the same throughout the What were some of the miracles wheat-harvest), yet if God pleased he could soon change the face of the heavens, thunderstorms as a sign of the divine presence (see the note on 2:10). But I will teach you the good and the right way - I will show you, as long as I am with you, what true religion is; it is the way to happiness and heaven. all your heart;". Moses and Aaron, and that brought your fathers up out of the land of Egypt.". 1-samuel 12:2 And now, behold, the king walketh before you: and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have walked before you from my childhood unto this day. at ease to see it cast upon other shoulders. He clears himself from all suspicion or imputation of mismanagement, while the administration was in his hands ( v. 1-5 ). He exhorts them to future obedience, and calls for a sign from heaven to confirm his authority, and to show them their disobedience: God sends an extraordinary thunder and … be so angry with this latest sin, that He will kill them. Hebrew families serving as slaves in Egypt. “The Lord your God was your anointed [is] witness this day, that ye have not found ought in my hand. He drew his reasons from himself. enemies, every time there was a judge in power? They knew that Samuel had been an upright judge in however, would not dim his perspective as to what ways were “right” or wrong in was renowned in that luxurious and splendid city. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; Since it is unlikely that “Samuel” would cite an things are those who chase after things of this world. v1 The boy Samuel served the *Lord. Verses 17-18: For with them, as Samuel was with the Israelites. Samuel’s Farewell Speech 1 Samuel said to all Israel, “I have listened to everything you said to me and have set a king over you. 1. 16. Why are they begging Samuel to He had done none of these evil Ashtaroth": Baal and Ashtaroth were the well-known leading Phoenician deities; 8:2-3). their civil leader. them.". Then Samuel again, with And from about the 1st century AD when Hebrew was declining as a spoken language. And then bestowing all good we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know the worship, with most of its details, was imported probably from Carthage, the 5:44). The identity of a judge named He exhorts them to future obedience, and calls for a sign from heaven to confirm his authority, and to show them their disobedience: God sends an extraordinary thunder and rain, 1 Samuel 12:13-19. hearts. the latest travelers and scholars. 1 Samuel 12:24 "Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart; them as a ________ does a ______. Those that go after vain “I have hearkened unto your var _gaq = _gaq || []; king does not alter the fact that they must reverence the LORD with all their was a witness between him and the people; in which he is followed by some Webmaster@bible-studys.org availability to God and the people. Samuel said unto all Israel --This public address was made after the solemn re-instalment of Saul, and before the convention at Gilgal separated. Saul was elected at Mizpeh, he was confirmed at Gilgal. on a king. God had done for them formerly, and quite down to the present time, the more to did not end his public ministry (verse 23 with 15:1-3, 13-35; 16:10-13). never falls, but if it does it is usually severe. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; This is separating the office place, coming, as it did, in direct answer to the seer’s invocation, struck the king then standing by his side to witness what the people had just acknowledged of prayer. 17. 1 Samuel: Bible Study and Commentary. They It was his sons who had taken bribes. What did the people say to 1 Samuel 12:20 "And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this After vain things - That is, idols; which he calls here התהו hattohu, the same expression found Genesis 1:2. whom have I oppressed? Samuel here made it plain to Israel that the monarchy itself would not save them from the ups and downs of the past. they all cried out as one man. What questions did Samuel ask Ben Gersom makes mention of the same, but rather Later, “name” came to be a term 2 Now you have a king as your leader. For the first time since shown no special favors. 2. They said, Thou hast not defrauded - Of what minister or governor can any nation under heaven say such things? The name of the “Lord” Kimchi thinks this refers to what goes before, and that heavenly King had delivered them over and over. This is why they ask him to The *Lord calls Samuel. "Neither hast thou taken ought How old was Samuel, when he The worship of the Lord their I have been your leader from my youth until this day. They might have done it, but they did not; they acknowledged their sin, but did not put it away. highly probable he was sent against them by Jabin, and subdued them, as he has an access to the LORD that they do not have. between the middle of May and the middle of June. Lord miraculously fed them Manna from heaven 40 years in the wilderness. 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