Saul and David were two very different kings. Being mere men, they both had their sin issues. But one of the big differences between the two was their attitudes toward sin. When Saul was confronted about his sin, he tried to justify himself. He made excuses. When David was confronted with sin, he admitted his fault and subsequently repented. Study the two and you’ll see that their attitudes toward God and sin impacted their kingdoms significantly.
Another big difference between Saul and David was how the behaved as king. Saul had a bad habit of doing his own thing while David was more likely to be cognizant of what God wanted. Today’s text will reveal that the combination of Saul’s attitude toward sin and his habit of doing his own thing ultimately led to his downfall. The tragedy of it all is that Saul wan’t the only one who suffered. He dragged a lot of people into the mess with him.