FLDS Priesthood History for 3
Grade StudentsTaught by Warren Jeffs
Tape # 19 – January 4, 1996
Subject: Saul and Samuel -David and Goliath
We are giving you things in classes like this, that you will have to answer for.
If you're trained at ayoung age, you'll understand.
The Lord tells us if we do what He says, He is bound to bless us. If we don'tdo what He says, we have no promise. How do you know what He says? It is called
The Lordspeaks through His prophet. When your parents tell you to do something, they are prayerful. They haveinspiration what you should do. When you go to the prophet and say, " I think this or that should happen" or maybe you ask your parents something and they say "no", then you ask again and they say "no", and after much teasing, even if they give in - if it is not according to the will of those over you, it is disobedience. It isthe first impression of your father that you should listen to, not after the begging and begging. So, for you to be called an obedient person, you must listen to those over you. Every blessing you will ever get in priesthood, you must listen to those over you and do as
commanding them. This is whatthe story today explains.Saul became the great power among the people. When he spoke, everybody had to obey.
If theydidn't obey him, he would take his soldiers and punish them, even with death, if he wanted
. Samuelanointed Saul's head with oil and blessed Saul to be king. Saul became as one of the prophets and wasinspired of God. Very early on, Saul had the trouble of pride. The Lord would tell him to do things and hewould do it
He would do it just a little different. Samuel warned him and told him that the Lord hadsought another man, after His own heart, to be captain over His people. Saul was proving that he would obey but then changed the word of the prophet a little.Uncle Roy taught us, the degree of your blessings depends on how obedient you are. If you don't feelyou have the blessings you want, it's because your obedience isn't in place. Saul had won many battles, untilall Israel submitted to him. One day, the Lord spoke to Samuel and told him to tell Saul to take the armies of Israel and fight the Amalekites, perfect in evil. The Lord told Saul, through Samuel, to go down and killevery man, woman and child, every animal, every living thing in their city. Saul already had this bad habit of changing what the prophet said, just a little. So, he and his army killed everybody except the king. He killedmany of the animals except he kept the best to bring back to offer as sacrifice on the alter. He changed whatthe prophet said, to himself, just a little. He thought he had a better idea. That's usually what we do, feelingthat we have just a little better idea than what father wants, or the teacher. Look what happens to a personwho
but changes it just a little. They are still called disobedient.The Lord told Samuel that Saul committed a great evil, in that he disobeyed. Now, you could say,"Well, he pretty much obeyed him. He did
of everything." When the Lord speaks, we obey all the wayor we are disobedient. Don't we always find a
for our disobedience? Samuel said to Saul, thatthe Lord commanded him to kill every living thing and instead, Saul disobeyed the Lord. Whatever goodidea Saul had, was it better than just simply obeying?
Here's the quote I want in your notes:
Verse 22 and23, Chapter 15 in the book called 1st Samuel.
"Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice... for rebellion is asthe sin of witchcraft or following devils, and stubbornness, unwilling obedience
is as iniquity and idolatry,"
said Samuel. The Lord then rejected Saul as being king. An evil spirit then took over Saul becausehe was rebellious to the prophet and to the Lord.1