Desperation and Disobedience

Scripture: 1 Samuel 13:1-14

Topics: Autonomy, Submission

Israel accepts Saul as their king. He has proven himself victorious, and they have not yet seen his failure for what it is; however, we see that his victories have been in vain, his leadership autonomous, and his strategies of human wisdom and strength. Without seeking God and with himself at the center, Saul reacts in impatience and isolation and is ultimately rejected as king by God.