A Rough Start
Saul's selection started with promise. He was tall, dark and handsome. He had the stamp of approval from Samuel, perhaps one of the greatest judges and prophets of all time. But Saul was hardheaded, arrogant and paranoid. Obedience isn’t a word affixed only to dog training. It is a word that communicates the proper and life-giving reaction toward God’s way. Saul provides a cautionary tale regarding the downward spiral as a result of disobedience.
- 1 Samuel 15