Why would God give Israel a king? If God was to be their king, why would he give them the desires of their hearts for a human king? I believe it is another example of allowing the people to choose who they will serve. God has always been the kind of God that allows his people to choose. He doesn’t force us to choose him, he allows us to choose. Saul is not God’s choice, but the people’s choice and it’s going to get pretty rough on them in the near future. Mel Brooks said “It’s good to be the king”, but I’m not so sure!
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.