Saul and the Spirit

By R. J. Rushdoony
April 20, 1980

Saul in being called to be king was called to be God’s prophet, and for Saul to fail as a prophet meant also to fail to be a king under God. God rejected Saul, and Samuel did also. Saul wanted to be his own king, not God’s king, he preferred his way to the Spirits way. And then Saul saw Samuel denouncing him, anointing David to be king in due time and saying to Saul: ‘Ye shall see me no more. I will not be a part of anything you are a part of, because you are not under God.’