Don't Lose Your Crown - Life of Saul - 1

Both of these warnings were given to Christians. People who were members of local New Testament churches. They were given as warnings against losing our rewards, failing in our Christian life, and suffering the consequences of that failure. In the Old Testament, God has given us examples to teach us concerning our walk as believers. One such example is found in the book of 1 Samuel. Here the life of Saul is recorded for our benefit. Saul, the first king of Israel, is a study in contrasts. Saul began his reign in victory, and he ended it in humiliating defeat. He lost his character, his power and, ultimately, his crown and his life. King Saul stands as a warning to all of us that no matter what our station in life may be, we cannot rebel against God and get away with it. What a tragedy it is to fall and to lose your crown!

Note: 1 Sam. 8:1-7

I. The Cry for a King.