Barracuda777 (post: 1350736) wrote:The only thing you learn from studying the bible truly is a understanding of how much you dont know and the vast limitlessness of a God who orchistrated all events in history so beautifully to draw a people to himself.
Nate wrote:And yeah, Saul was a sign of Israel's rebellion, because the people cried out "Give us a king!" and God said "No, I am your king." The people still cried out for a king and God said "Okay, you can have a king if you want but if you get one it's going to suck for you, just to let you know." Even knowing this they still wanted one, and so yeah.
It has a lot to do with Israel wanting to be seen on the same level as the other kingdoms surrounding it at the time, it's kind of tough to be seen as credible when you're just a bunch of people without a human leader.
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