Samuel Anoints David Page 2 is the last we see of King Saul for this story. Unfortunately for him, he leaves on a bad note. In 1 Samuel 13, Saul was supposed to wait for Samuel the prophet to burn a sacrifice to Lord. He wanted God's favor because he was about to have a battle with the Philistines. Samuel took longer than was expected and Saul's soldiers began to scatter in fear. Saul panicked and gave the offering to the Lord by himself. When Samuel did show up, he severely rebuked Saul for disobeying God's command. This is the point where Saul was told that God had chosen someone else to king who would be "a man after God's own heart."
In 1 Samuel 15, Saul did not destroy an entire city like he was supposed to and wanted to make his own sacrifice to God. Samuel declared that "obedience was better than sacrifice" and voiced once again that God had rejected Saul as king. This was the last time these two men ever saw each other. Samuel mourned for Saul until the day he died. In this picture I have Samuel looking downcast and mournful. An unrepentant Saul stands with arms crossed and his nose in the air, full of pride and arrogance. His heart has turned cold. The useless sacrifice burns in the background.
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