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The first king of Israel. Not to be confused with the apostle Paul.

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"I was afraid of the men and so I gave in to them." Saul blames the men, trying to minimize his responsibility. This is like Eve, who blamed the serpent, and Adam, who blamed "The woman you put … here with me", which means that he blamed both Eve and God. Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. (Proverbs 14:9) Does King Saul combine his admission of …
answered May 20 by Paul Chernoch
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The difference between Saul and David was that one offered insincere repentance while the other expressed true repentance. In David's case, we have Psalm 51 as a window into his heart. It is … God's mercy will include retaining the title of kingship, as His purposes vary. In Saul's case, what would true repentance have meant? Saul would have to acknowledge David as King and cede the throne …
answered Nov 11 by Paul Chernoch