January 23-27, 2023

By January 20, 2023 Mrs. Kathryn Milton

January 23-27, 2023

Study Guide                                         

Bible Lesson 19: Saul Is Prideful

Memory Verse: 1 Samuel 15:22b-23a “Look: to obey is better than sacrifice, to pay attention is better than the fat of rams. For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and defiance is like wickedness and idolatry.”

  1. God had specific qualifications for a king. He must be chosen by God from Israel. He would not multiply the number of his horse, his wives, or his wealth. He would copy the law, read it every day, and obey the law.
  2. The king would be humble and not become proud and think of himself as better than the people.
  3. Saul’s downfall began when he took matters into his own hands instead of trusting God and waiting for Samuel to make the pre-battle sacrifices. As a result, Samuel prophesied that Saul would lose the kingdom and God would seek another king with a heart for God.
  4. God told Saul to carry out His judgment and completely destroy the Amalekites and all their possessions. Instead, Saul spared their king and the best animals.
  5. When confronted with his sin, Saul made excuses by saying that the people took the animals to offer as sacrifices to the Lord.
  6. Saul’s partial obedience was actually disobedience.
  7. Saul became so prideful that he built a monument to himself instead of giving God the glory.
  8.  When God rejected Saul as king because of his pride and disobedience, Saul was not concerned about his relationship to God. He was concerned about how it would appear to the people.
  9. God says that obedience is better than sacrifice.
  10. The occult refers to any practice seeking power from or contact with the ungodly spiritual realm.
  11. Abomination means something worthy of hatred or causing extreme disgust.
  12. Occultic practices include fortune telling, palm reading, mediums, spiritists, séances, witchcraft, sorcery, divination, astrology, horoscope, and omens.
  13. God equates rebellion to the sin of witchcraft.
  14. Saul’s final act of disobedience was asking a medium to call Samuel up from the dead.
  15. Samuel reminded Saul of Saul’s sin and prophesied his death.
  16. Saul and his sons died on Mount Gilboa.
  17. Proverbs 16:18 states that pride comes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
  18. Haughty means blatantly proud or arrogant.
  19. God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6).
  20. Saul is remembered as a disobedient and prideful king whom God rejected.
  21. Demanding your own way or demanding your first choice is not a good idea because it may not be God’s plan.
  22. Remember: Give God credit or glory for your accomplishments and remember that your abilities come from God.
  23. A prideful person will find himself/herself in a very humbling situation because God loves his children too much to leave them in their sin.


Spelling Lesson 20

afford – to be able to bear the cost

source – a point of origin or procurement

chores – tasks

normal – ordinary

internal –inner; interior

squirrel – a small or medium-sized rodent

nervous – uneasy

purpose – intention

calendar – a table listing days and dates

searching – seeking

particular – specific

courtroom – a room where court is convened

habitat – the environment in which an animal normally lives

tolerate – to bear

nourished – to feed

carnivore – a meat-eating animal

herbivore – a plant-eating animal

marsupial – a mammal whose offspring partially develop in a pouch on the mother’s abdomen

vertebrates – animals with backbones

recapture – to take back again


Test Schedule January 23-27, 2023

Spelling Pretest – No spelling pretest this week

Bible: Chapter 18 (Saul Becomes King) Test – Tuesday, January 24

Reading Tests – Vocabulary and Story comprehension Friday, Jan. 27

Spelling Definition Test – Thursday, January 26

Spelling Word Test – Friday, January 27

Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Friday, January 27

Math – Chapter 5 Test, Wednesday, January 25


Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)

Study for upcoming tests!

Read AR book for 20 minutes each night!


Weekly Focus January 17-20, 2023

Bible – Chapter 19 – Saul Is Prideful

Literature – The Whimbrel

English – Adjectives/Adverbs

Math – Chapter 5 2-Digit Divisors and Chapter 5 Test/ Chapter 6

Social Studies – Our Nation’s Geography

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