King Saul was tall, handsome, strong, rich and powerful but all of this was not enough to make him someone we should emulate.
He was tall physically, but he was small in God’s eyes.
He was handsome, but his sin made him ugly.
He was strong but his lack of faith made him weak.
He was rich, but he was spiritually bankrupt.
He could give orders to many, but he couldn’t command their respect or allegiance.
Saul looked good on the outside, but he was decaying on the inside. A right relationship with God and strong character are much more valuable than a good-looking exterior.
These words are a great reminder about the life of Israel’s first King. The Life Application commentary does a great job summarizing Saul’s life.
Some lives are good examples of what not to do! Such was the life of Saul.
1 Samuel 16:7 is a great reminder for us all.
“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
May who I am be who I am inside and out. With your help Lord, may it be so!