5 Minute Devotional: God Rejected Saul as King (1 Sam. 13:1-14)

Josh RobertsComment

Dear Parents,

This week, we saw that God’s warnings about a human king began to come true with Saul. Saul looked just like the kind of king that the people wanted, but he sinned when he tried to offer a sacrifice that only the priest was allowed to give. Because of this, God rejected Saul as king.

(3 minutes) READ 1 Samuel 13:1-14

Help your kids understand that Jesus is our perfect King and that we can trust and follow Him completely. Talk with them about our need to obey God completely and that we should do so because of our love for Him.

(1 minute) REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.

Sojourn Kids North Star Catechism: What is the gospel of the kingdom? The good news that we can have life with God under the rule of God.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.

(1 minute) PRAY and thank Jesus for perfectly obeying the Father. His perfect obedience made our salvation possible. 

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