Sh’mu’el Alef (1 Samuel) Chapter 10

The corresponding letter to this chapter is Yod- a metaphysical and Divine letter meaning hand- the right hand of G-d.

Sh’mu’el Alef 10:1 Then Sh’mu’el took the flask of oil, poured it on his head, kissed him and said, "Has not the L-RD anointed you a ruler over His inheritance?

It was the L-rd that chose Sha’ul.

His Inheritance – refers to Israel.

Sh’mu’el honors Sha’ul with a kiss and anoints him with oil. He will be the anointed of the L-rd.

Sh’mu’el Alef 10:2-8 "When you go from me today, then you will find two men close to Rachel's tomb in the territory of Binyamin at Zelzah; and they will say to you, 'The donkeys which you went to look for have been found. Now look, your father has ceased to be concerned about the donkeys and is anxious for you, saying," What shall I do about my son? "' "Then you will go on further from there, and you will come as far as the oak of Tavor, and there three men going up to G-d at Bethel will meet you, one carrying three kids, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a jug of wine; and they will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from their hand. Afterward you will come to the hill of G-d where the P’lishtim garrison is; and it shall be as soon as you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and a lyre before them, and they will be prophesying. Then the Spirit of the L-RD will come upon you mightily, and you shall prophesy with them and be changed into another man. And it shall be when these signs come to you, do for yourself what the occasion requires; for G-d is with you. And you shall go down before me to Gilgal; and look, I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice peace offerings. You shall wait seven days until I come to you and show you what you should do."

Sh’mu’el lets Sha’ul know what is to take place during the next few days. This is a short-term prophecy as it is fulfilled right away. It also gives Sha’ul more confidence that this was of G-d.

The Spirit of the L-RD will come upon you – during the Tanakh period of the Bible, the Ruach HaKodesh did not indwell a person forever has He does today. At that time he would come upon a person for a particular period of time to enable them to do a particular job and then He would leave them after the job was complete.

Sh’mu’el Alef 10:9-12 Then it happened when he turned his back to leave Sh’mu’el, G-d changed his heart; and all those signs came about on that day. When they came to the hill there, look, a group of prophets met him; and the Spirit of G-d came upon him mightily, so that he prophesied among them. And it came about, when all who knew him previously saw that he prophesied now with the prophets, that the people said to one another, "What has happened to the son of Kish? Is Sha’ul also among the prophets?" And a man there answered and said, "Now, who is their father?" Therefore it became a proverb: "Is Sha’ul also among the prophets?"

Perhaps Sha’ul was allowed to prophecy as a sign to the people that G-d was with Him. It could also be a foreshadowing that the future Messiah, Yeshua, was to be prophet, priest, and king.

Sh’mu’el Alef 10:13-16 When he had finished prophesying, he came to the high place. Now Sha’ul's uncle said to him and his servant, "Where did you go?" And he said, "To look for the donkeys. When we saw that they could not be found, we went to Sh’mu’el." And Sha’ul's uncle said, "Please tell me what Sh’mu’el said to you." So Sha’ul said to his uncle, "He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found." But he did not tell him about the matter of the kingdom which Sh’mu’el had mentioned.

Sha’ul was fairly humble; he did not boast to his uncle that he would be Israel’s first king.

Sh’mu’el Alef 10:17-21 Thereafter Sh’mu’el called the people together to the L-RD at Mizpah; and he said to the sons of Israel, "Thus says the L-RD, the G-d of Israel, 'I brought Israel up from Egypt, and I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians, and from the power of all the kingdoms that were oppressing you.' "But you today rejected your G-d, who delivers you from all your calamities and your distresses; yet you have said, 'No, but set a king over us!' Now therefore, present yourselves before the L-RD by your tribes and by your clans." Thus Sh’mu’el brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Binyamin was taken by lot. Then he brought the tribe of Binyamin near by its families, and the Matri family was taken. And Sha’ul the son of Kish was taken; but when they looked for him, he could not be found.

Sha’ul was select by the casting of Lots. He was overwhelmed by it all and is not exactly ready to take center stage.

Sh’mu’el Alef 10:22-24 Therefore they inquired further of the L-RD, "Has the man come here yet?" So the L-RD said, "Look, he is hiding himself by the baggage." So they ran and took him from there, and when he stood among the people, he was taller than any of the people from his shoulders upward. And Sh’mu’el said to all the people, "Do you see him whom the L-RD has chosen? Surely there is no one like him among all the people." So all the people shouted and said, "Long live the king!"

The people like Sha’ul because he is tall and probably also because he was handsome. The L-rd knew these were qualifications the people would like and so he gave them a king that met their qualifications. We know that he would not be totally good for the people, which the L-rd had told them already. G-d allowed it and Sha’ul became the anointed of G-d. If G-d anoints someone we should respect it. Some did not. Yeshua is the anointed one. Some do not respect this fact either.

Pay homage to the son not Sun least He become angry.

Tehillim (Psalms) 2:12 Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

Or do you think it says to take refuge in the Sun? I don’t think soooooo!

Sh’mu’el Alef 10:25-27 Then Sh’mu’el told the people the ordinances of the kingdom, and wrote them in the book and placed it before the L-RD. And Sh’mu’el sent all the people away, each one to his house. And Sha’ul also went to his house at Giv’ah; and the valiant men whose hearts G-d had touched went with him. But certain worthless men said, "How can this one deliver us?" And they despised him and did not bring him any present. But he kept silent.

Here is the passage that Sh’mu’el would have been reviewing with them.

(Deuteronomy) 17:14-20 "When you enter the land which the L-RD your G-d gives you, and you possess it and live in it, and you say, 'I will set a king over me like all the nations who are around me,' you shall surely set a king over you whom the L-RD your G-d chooses, one from among your countrymen you shall set as king over yourselves; you may not put a foreigner over yourselves who is not your countryman. Moreover, he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor shall he cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, since the L-RD has said to you, 'You shall never again return that way.' "Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself. "Now it shall come about when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests. And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the L-RD his G-d, by carefully observing all the words of this law and these statutes, that his heart may not be lifted up above his countrymen and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, to the right or the left; in order that he and his sons may continue long in his kingdom in the midst of Israel.

Worthless men – literally “Sons of Belial”.