Saul, The First King Of Israel

The Lord had always intended to give Israel a king (Deut 17), but Israel`s sin was in demanding a king with the wrong motives, before God`s time, and in looking for that king in the wrong tribe. A man named Saul, from the tribe of Benjamin was chosen, a man of impressive stature, who embodied the basic ideals Israel had at the time, being much more concerned with his appearance than his heart. It`s sad how Saul`s character turned out to be a reflection of Israel as a whole.