Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO FIRST SAMUEL 9\\

This chapter gives an account of Saul, the person the Lord had
appointed to be king of Israel; it relates his descent, and describes
his person, \\#1Sa 9:1,2\\ and how seeking his father's asses, which
were lost, he providentially came to the place where Samuel dwelt,
\\#1Sa 9:3-5\\ and being advised by his servant, and approving of his
advice, he concluded to go to him, and inquire the way he should go,
\\#1Sa 9:6-10\\ and being directed by some young maidens, they found
him presently in the street going to a feast, \\#1Sa 9:11-14\\ and
Samuel having some previous notice from the Lord of such a person's
coming to him that day, when he met him invited him to dine with him,
and obliged him to stay with him that day, \\#1Sa 9:15-19\\ satisfied
him about his asses, and gave him a hint of the grandeur he was to be
raised to, to which Saul made a modest reply, \\#1Sa 9:20,21\\ and
Samuel treated him at the feast in a very respectable manner,
\\#1Sa 9:22-24\\ and privately communed with him of things preparatory
to what he was about to make known unto him, \\#1Sa 9:25-27\\.