Saul’s Response to Being Chosen King

Text: 1 Samuel 10:17-27

Reflection and Question: Saul did not seem eager to become king of Israel. When his name was called he was hiding among the baggage. When the ceremony ended, Saul simply went home and held his peace, probably wondering why some warriors followed along behind. Saul just never was able to get it right. When he needed to be strong he was weak; when he needed to be weak, he was too strong. What is your response to God’s choice when God’s anointing falls on you?

Prayer: Lord God, our heavenly King, have mercy on us when You find us among the baggage of our lives or when we are hiding at home, keeping our peace. Help us, we pray, to be strong or weak at the right time in accord with Your Holy Will. Amen.

This meditation is based on the Daily Lectionary Year 1 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).