F I R S T S A M U E L
We left the general assembly of the states
together, in the close of the foregoing chapter; in this chapter we
have Samuel's speech to them, when he resigned the government into
the hands of Saul, in which, I. He clears himself from all
suspicion or imputation of mismanagement, while the administration
was in his hands, ver.
1-5. II. He reminds them of the great things God had
done for them and for their fathers, ver. 6-13. III. He sets before them good
and evil, the blessing and the curse, ver. 14, 15. IV. He awakens them to
regard what he said to them, by calling to God for thunder,
ver. 16-19. V. He
encourages them with hopes that all should be well, ver. 20-25. This is his farewell
sermon to that august assembly and Saul's coronation sermon.