Instead of allowing God to be their king, the nation of Israel turned their back on God and requested a human king like all of the other nations. Initially, their decision seemed to work out in their favor. Saul appeared to be a humble king who would rule the nation with benevolence. Yet, as time went on, Saul’s inadequacies as king became clearly apparent. In our passage this morning, we find hints at what could have been if only Saul and the people would have loved God most.