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.