March 3rd, 2007

Jehoshabeath

Saul's Mistake

Tonight at our Bible quiz hour, there was a question that asked: Why did God reject Saul as king? One of the four multiple choice answers was: Because he never found his father's donkeys! :p

(I Samuel 9:3 - Saul's father's donkeys were lost and so the father, Kish, sent his son Saul to go find them!)

While it made me laugh, this was not the correct answer! The correct answer was: Saul offered an unlawful sacrifice.
(I Samuel 13:8-14 describes this. Also, Leviticus 10:1-2 relates what happened to Nadab and Abihu, who offered unlawful fire before God a few hundred years earlier.)

Saul was not a Levite, so for him to sacrifice a burnt offering was not acceptable. Sounds like something Belloq would do..errr...did. Whoops!


I wonder whatever happened to Kish's donkeys...
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