“Kish: A Mighty Man of Valor”

January 8, 2018

“Kish: A Mighty Man of Valor”

Blessings folk!

Samuel had heard from the Lord.

A king was to be appointed.

Samuel sent all the men to their cities.

The Lord had chosen a king.

The next two chapters tell us how it happened.

For today, read the first few verses.
Note the detail.
Genealogy is important.

Note how Saul is described.

1Sa 9:1-2

Now there was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah, the son of a Benjamite, a mighty man of valor.

He had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and handsome man, 
and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel;
from his shoulders and up he was taller than any of the people.

Kish was Saul’s father
He was a mighty man of valor.
He was a man of Benjamin.

Saul was Kish’s son.
He was choice.
He was handsome.
There were none more handsome than he in all of Israel.
He was a head taller than all other.

An interesting way to begin an account, no?

We will see the relevance later.

For now, Kish was a mighty man of valor.
Saul was pretty.

Man always looks upon the external…