Leadership Lessons from King Saul

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Scott Risley

1 Samuel 9-15


In the Bible’s account of King Saul, we see a negative example of a leader, as he exhibits qualities that undermine his ability to lead and to serve as God’s representative. As God tries to work with him and develop him, God shows that he is trying to teach him 3 important concepts: “I love you;” “these people are mine;” and “listen to me, and I will supply all your needs.” If we cling to these truths as we try to lead for God, we will enjoy God’s leadership and shepherding, much as we see in the positive example of King David.


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