"Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over my people Israel” (v16). God explained to the prophet Samuel that he was choosing Saul to be Israel’s king. Tall and handsome, Saul was a young man from a wealthy Benjamite family (v1) who was untested. While out looking for his father’s lost donkeys, Saul encountered the prophet and was given a spectacular opportunity.
“Am I not a Benjamite, from the least of the tribes of Israel?” (v21). Saul didn’t choose to be king or control the circumstances. However, like us, whether he followed the Lord within his circumstances was up to him.