Bible Study Outlines

Volume 4, Lesson 19
by C.I. Scofield

The Unseen King Rejected

1Samuel 8

  1. Jehovah, The unseen King, rejected

    The inability of the natural man to deal with the unseen truth of God often takes the form of idolatry. Israel wished for a visible king. Jehovah accepted His rejection, and still watched unceasingly over Israel.

  2. The choice of Saul
    1. The warning
      • 1Samuel 8:10-20 -- "This will be the manner of the king... that we also may be like all the nations"
      • 1Samuel 8:22 -- "And the Lord said... make them a king" (see also chapters 9 and 10).
    2. The anointing
      • 1Samuel 10:1 -- "The Lord hath anointed thee"
        Constantly in Scripture, the permissive will of God is to be distinguished from His directive will. God allows man to try his own way, which invariably leads to failure and trouble.
    3. The failure of Saul
      • 1Samuel 13:8-10 -- "Bring hither a burnt offering unto me." Saul intrudes into the priest's office (see 1Samuel 15).
      • 1Samuel 13:11-14 -- "Thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought Him a man after His own heart."
  3. David anointed king
  4. The Davidic covenant (2Samuel 7:1-17)
    This is the covenant upon which the glorious kingdom of Christ (the seed of David according to the flesh) is to be founded (Acts 15:15-17). The Davidic covenant secures absolutely and unconditionally:
  5. The Davidic covenant confirmed
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