When the people of Israel wanted to be like all the other nations and have a king, they were really rejecting God. The people’s king was disobedient to God. God desires our obedience more than sacrifices. Memory verse: 1 Samuel 15:22.
God chose King Saul’s replacement before he left the throne. God’s choice was David, the shepherd boy. God doesn’t judge people the way we do. God looks at the heart. Memory verse: 1 Samuel 16:7.