Also, the accounts of these two kings illustrate the importance of relying on the Savior. We can succeed as the Lord’s anointed if the Lord is in our hearts. Jesus Christ will fight our battles for us as we demonstrate our faith in Him.
The Anointing of Saul
We learn that Saul was a “choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulder and upward he was higher than any of the people” (1 Sam. 9:2). This tall, striking youth, we are told, was sent out one day to find his father’s lost donkeys. He searched everywhere but could not find them; at last he sought the counsel of the Lord’s prophet, Samuel, who lived nearby.