Focus verses: 1 Samuel 9:15-17
The age of the judges was a mixed bag. There were good judges and there were those who were not so good. The people of Israel wanted a king. All the other nations around them had a king.
So God gave them Saul. Saul was from the tribe of Benjamin. Remember, those were the people who had been nearly annihilated some years earlier because of their infidelity to God.
Saul looked the part, handsome and a head taller than the rest. Boy, this is going to be good. Or is it?
As grandmother used to say, when God wants to let you know how small you are, He gives you your own way.
Now, instead of following an infallible God, the people are following a fallible man. In the future, they will have occasion to rue the day God set a king over them. But for now, they are pleased. With themselves, with Saul, with the kinddom.
Help us to understand that Your plans for our lives are infallible, just like You. Teach us to wait upon Your timing, to follow you whole-heartedley. And grant us faithful hearts to remain faithful to you.