I wonder what the time frame was of the stories in 1 Samuel 11 to 1 Samuel 13 because Saul went from,
“But Saul said, “Not a man shall be put to death this day, for today the Lord has accomplished deliverance in Israel.” -1 Sam. 11:13
Samuel said to Saul, “You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the Lordyour God, which He commanded you, for now the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. 14 But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lordcommanded you.” -1 Sam 13:13,14
Very quickly it seems by the narrative.
Saul illustrates how quickly power can corrupt. He went from a man that didn’t even want the position to a man that felt he could pick and choose which parts of God’s instruction were absolutely necessary…he went from a man giving God all the credit to a position of not even realizing when he was making himself god over God!
Tomorrow’s Reading: Psalms 36-38