Samuel conveyed God’s message to Saul: because he disobeyed, God rent the kingdom from him.
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Samuel conveyed God’s message to Saul: because he disobeyed, God rent the kingdom from him. 
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Principles of Living

The Heart to Obey

Had Saul obeyed, what a difference it would have made.
 

When the people of ancient Israel demanded a human king to rule over them like other nations, God gave them Saul—a man the people desired. He was a wealthy, good-looking, powerful man from the tribe of Benjamin. When he began his reign, he was actually a humble servant who was deeply submissive to God’s authority.

By God’s power, Saul became a different man—he became a man of God! After his anointing, God gave him “another heart” (1 Samuel 10:9)—His heart! God gave Saul His Holy Spirit so that the new king could develop a heart after His own heart. King Saul, in other words, became converted to God’s way of life.

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