The rise and fall of King Saul – part 1 (1 Sam 9-15)

Having spent three days looking at 1 Samuel 8 (on how Israel wanted a king like the nations around them), we’ll speed up a bit as we see how having a king like the nations around played out in the life of Saul. You can read all of 1 Sam 9-12 if you like, or follow my edited highlights, below.

In chapter 9 we’re introduced to a man named Kish, who had a son, who was Israel’s future king. He just didn’t know it yet:

9:2 He had a son named Saul, an impressive young man without equal among the Israelites—a head taller than any of the others.

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