1 Samuel 12-15. To obey is better than sacrifice.

With Israel settled in their Promised Land, the people “did whatever was right in their own eyes…” which did not go at all well. There was a vacuum of leadership. The book of 1 Samuel explores Israel’s transition from Theocracy to Monarchy and the search for the kind of leader who would be able to lead Israel into covenant faithfulness. This fourth unit shows why Saul could never be the leader Israel needed.