Last week we learned that the Israelites rejected God’s chosen leaders. Instead they wanted a king like all their neighbors. God gave them Saul. He was good looking and taller than others. He even came from an important family. He looked like a good king. However, Saul had a problem with pride and anger. He didn’t make wise decisions. Also, he didn’t listen to God. He wanted to do things his way and not God’s.
Has there ever been something that you really wanted until you got it. Maybe you begged or it or saved money for it. What happened when you got it? Did you use it or nor? Maybe you were a little disappointed with it. The Israelites were tired of their leaders. They wanted to have a king like the other countries. God heard their whining and agreed. Let’s see how it goes with their king.