Their enemies were cruel. And on the march. The nation had a leader, a man who had united them politically. He was a prophet and a priest and a judge. He taught the people God’s laws and settled civil disputes. But the nation wanted more. The surrounding nations had kings. And that’s what they wanted. A king. A man who would lead them into battle against their enemies.
So, God asked Samuel to anoint Saul as their king. Saul was successful in war. In the first two and a half years of his reign he led the nation into victory against almost all their enemies. Then God asked Saul to wage war and destroy God’s enemy, the Amalekites. Saul assembled the soldiers for battle. They defeated but did not destroy God’s enemy. They saved the best of the spoils of war for themselves. They captured king Agag and made him a prisoner of war. According to one source, by “… letting the king of Amalek live, his line eventually gave birth to the likes of Haman and Hitler.”
King Saul was a tragic figure. Instead of leading his soldiers, he bowed to their wishes. That was the beginning of his demise. From the album “This and That – A Little Bit of Everything” this video is music overlaid on slides.
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