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Life-Study of 1 & 2 Samuelby Witness Lee

ISBN: 0-87083-805-9
Printed Copy: Available Online from Living Stream Ministry

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LIFE-STUDY OF FIRST AND SECOND SAMUEL

MESSAGE SIXTEEN

THE HISTORY CONCERNING DAVID

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PREPARED BY GOD
TO BE A MAN ACCORDING TO THE HEART OF GOD
1 SAMUEL 16—2 SAMUEL 1

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PERSECUTED AND TRIED BY SAUL

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Scripture Reading: 1 Sam. 25:1—28:2

In this message we will consider further the matter of David's being tried and persecuted by Saul.

XVI. SAMUEL DYING

In 25:1a we are told that Samuel died. All Israel mourned for him, and they buried him at his house in Ramah.

A. After the Proper and Full Enjoyment
of His Portion in the Good Land Promised by God

Samuel died a peaceful death after the proper and full enjoyment of his portion in the good land promised by God. Samuel enjoyed the good land throughout his entire life. His enjoyment of the land exceeded that of everyone else in the Old Testament, including Joshua and Caleb, who spent much time fighting to gain possession of the land. From his youth in the tabernacle until the time of his death, Samuel enjoyed the good land in every way and in every sense.

B. After Being a Priest, a Prophet, and a Judge

Samuel became a priest, a prophet, and a judge to usher in the Davidic kingdom for the accomplishment of God's economy on the earth. He was the one who brought in the kingship, anointing both Saul and David, the first two kings. He therefore established the kingdom of God and wrote all the regulations concerning the kingdom of God.


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