Saul’s life summary is very brief and only covers his gruesome death along with this passage:
“So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the Lord, because of the word of the Lord which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making an inquiry of it, and did not inquire of the Lord.” (10:13-14)
Saul is a fascinating character. This is why Samuel is my favorite book and Chronicles isn’t, but I still love reading adjacent to the characters I find most interesting.
Saul was always panic-improvising and it became his demise. Panic improvisation is my default. I have to watch myself very closely on this.
In my moments of panic, I can forget to stop to inquire of the LORD. Do you experience that too? What can we do to remember to slow down and not act impulsively? Today we can remember the untimely death of Israel’s first king, because he never could kicks this destructive habit. What do you do?