Saul and the Spoils Discussion Questions

Wednesday: Stolen Sheep: Saul and the Spoils
Story Passage: 1st Samuel 15:1-23
Other Passages: 1st Samuel 9:15-19, 10:1, 10:24, 15:26-28, 15:35-16:1, James 1:22, Exodus 17:8-16
Memory Verse: 1st Samuel 15:22 To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
  1. Why did God want the Amalekites and their possessions totally destroyed?
  2. Saul said that the soldiers spared the best sheep and cattle to sacrifice to the Lord. Was that their real reason?
  3. Why were Saul and his soldiers willing to destroy everything that was despised and weak but unwilling to destroy the good things of the Amalekites?
  4. In our memory verse, what does it mean by to heed is better than the fat of rams?
  5. Did God make a mistake when he chose Saul? Why did he choose him as king? [reference needed]
If you need hints to answer some of the questions, look up the listed scripture passages.

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