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  • Author: Samuel Ridout
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Samuel Ridout

e-Sword Version:
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The following pages, begun several years ago, and now, in the mercy of God, completed, are an effort to give a brief series of notes upon the first book of Samuel. The title, "King Saul: the man after the flesh," shows us the central figure of the book, a type too of the fleshly condition of the nation as a whole.

The lessons connected with the rise, reign and end of King Saul are many, and all point to the utter unprofitableness of the flesh in its greatest excellence to be aught that is acceptable to God.

The subject in one sense is a depressing one, and the proper effect should be to turn us from the contemplation of the man after the flesh to the man after God's own heart, David, who comes upon the scene in the latter part of the book and shows the contrast between faith and nature. As a type of Christ, he is the antidote to the baleful example and influence of poor Saul, and thus shows how God would ever lead, even through the knowledge of sin in ourselves and of the evil about us, not to occupation with that, but with Him who is the Deliverer of His people. May the Lord use this effort to trace the workings of the flesh and the triumphs of His grace to the blessing of His people!

A word of explanation may not be out of place as to the character of Jonathan spoken of in the body of the book. The matter is one of great delicacy, and the writer shrinks from taking the edge off any wholesome lessons that have been connected with the character and position of Jonathan, but would only call attention to what is said in the body of the book and leave each reader free to draw his own conclusions.

Table of Contents

Part 1.
Introduction
The State of the People
The Captivity in the Philistines' Land
God's Care for His own Honor
God's Mercy to His Humbled People
The People's Desire for a King

Part 2.
The Call of the King
The New King
Tested and Found Wanting
Saul and Jonathan Contrasted
Saul's Foolish Oath
Saul's Kingdom Established
Amalek Spared
The Man after God's own Heart
The Breach between Saul and David
David and Jonathan
The Priesthood in Connection with David and with Saul
Saul's Pursuit of David
The Triumph of Magnanimity
David and Abigail
Contrasts of Faith and Failure
Saul and the Witch of Endor
David with the Philistines
David's Chastening and Recovery
The Death of Saul and Jonathan
David's Lament over Saul and Jonathan



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