1 Samuel 10
Bible Study Questions

1. What does Samuel's anointment of Saul reveal about the significance of divine selection and anointment in leadership?

2. How do the series of prophesied events that unfold in Saul's life demonstrate God's sovereignty?

3. How does Saul's initial reaction to his anointment reflect human tendencies towards unexpected responsibilities?

4. Why do you think Saul chose to keep his anointment a secret from his uncle?

5. How do the reactions of the Israelites to their new king reflect the varied responses we often see in society towards new leadership?

6. What are some of the challenges Saul may have faced as the first king of Israel and how might these relate to challenges faced by leaders today?

7. How does the selection of Saul, an unlikely candidate, reflect on the concept of God choosing the "foolish things of the world to shame the wise" (1 Corinthians 1:27)?

8. How can you apply the lesson of Saul's transformation by the Spirit of God in your personal or professional life?

9. In what ways does this chapter emphasize the importance of prophecy in the narrative of the Bible?

10. How does the story of Saul challenge our own ideas of worthiness and qualification for roles we're called to?

11. Compare and contrast the public and private call of Saul. How do they each contribute to Saul's understanding of his new role?

12. How does the narrative of 1 Samuel 10 apply to present-day leadership, especially in religious contexts?

13. How does Saul's humility play a role in his acceptance as a leader, and how can this be applied in today's society?

14. In what ways can you identify with Saul's fear and uncertainty upon being called to a new role?

15. How do you handle situations where you're called to step up to an unfamiliar role?

16. How do you respond when you see God working in ways you don’t expect, like in the case of Saul's anointment?

17. How does God's choice of Saul, despite his seeming inadequacy, inspire you in your personal walk with God?

18. What does the chapter teach about the role of divine and human acceptance in leadership?

19. How can we ensure that we are open to God's calling, just like Saul was?

20. How does Saul's story impact your understanding of God's providence and plans for your life?

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1 Samuel 9
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