Another couple of things and I'll let this subject go.
Saul was the King and he was chosen by God. But he and his administration was not Godly by any stretch of the imagination. It is certainly not the only time in Scripture where we learn something similar.
But it is worth reminding ourselves that all power does come from God and is used by God for His purposes even when it is not Godly.
It is also worth remembering that just because God's called us that doesn't mean everything we do is right or even pleasing.
David's response to Saul's attempts to kill him is also instructive.
David recognized Saul as King and was appropriately respectful and subservient. At the same time he defended himself against the King. Saul tried to kill his opposition but was never able. David, the very opposition, could have killed Saul several times but did not.
I think it would be interesting to think about this in the context of civil disobedience.
Also interesting to note that David was chosen as Saul's replacement but it did not happen immediately and it was a really hard go for David for a while.
Ok. I'm done with it.
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