Israel wanted a king like all the other nations. Truth be told . . . they wanted one better than the other nations. Enter Saul the Benjaminite—a combo
rock star, matinee idol, and political up-and-comer if there ever was one. God gave Israel what it wanted. King Saul started well, but soon it all went to his head. Abandoning God’s will for his own, Saul became the king that had no closeness to God. God saw through him, and soon everyone saw what God had always seen. Having suffered with the king they wanted. Israel’s now ready to soar with the king God chose.