The first King of Israel was chosen from the tribe of Benjamin—Saul, a very promising and impressive young man, who stood head and shoulders above his peers. Though Saul starts out as a very humble man, King Saul would become an unbearable dictator. Eventually, his consuming arrogance and pride would be his undoing and would ultimately result in his being rejected by God as King of his people. So picture in your mind the old prophet Samuel, coming up over one of the hills of Bethlehem, bringing a heifer for a sacrifice and feast to the Lord, sent by the Lord to anoint another king in place of Saul. Whom might he choose? How would he choose?
1 Samuel 16:1-13