What a contrast between Saul and David. Saul was a tall and impressive but David was overlooked and very unimpressive. Being king was going to Saul’s head (no pun intended) and he decided to overstep his bounds and become the priest for the people as well. The New Testament teaches us that only Jesus fits the role of King and High Priest. Samuel scolds Saul for his arrogance and Saul doesn’t get it. His judgment has been clouded by his pride and arrogance. Power has a tendency to corrupt the best of us. Even David, the man after God heart, will succumb to the sin of misusing the power he will have as future king of Israel.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.