Change of heart.

1 Samuel 15-16

Hello Friends,

Just a quick question this morning. How do you choose to wrestle with the weirdness in 1 Sam 15?

Saul was made king by God. But, Saul, disobeyed God. (At very least he didn't fully obey.)

So, in verse 11 we see God change his mind about Saul being king. (At least that's what vv. 10-11 looks like to me:

10 Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel: 11 “I regret that I have made Saul king, because he has turnedaway from me and has not carried out my instructions.”

That's cool, God is God and it just makes sense to me that he can have a change of heart, an adjustment in thinking, regret for a past willful decision, anything he so desires in my book, but then just a few verses later, in the same chapter the prophet Samuel says this about our God:


29 He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”

What do you think?

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