The Complicated Rise of Saul

In chapters 10-12 of 1 Samuel, we find out that Israel’s new king is kind of a mixed bag. With him you see some glimmers of hope and some moments of greatness, but at the same time you see warning signs and things of concern. We learn that Saul’s greatest moments come when he is filled with the Spirit of God, and the same is true for us. Our effectiveness is directly tied to the influence the Holy Spirit has in our lives.