Saul never fully understood that as King his job was to lead the people into what God wanted. Or maybe, he just didn't want to do it. He was interested in doing it his way or leading into the things he wanted. God had a plan, but Saul didn't want to do it that way; he wanted to do it his.
It's hard sometimes to do the things that God wants us to do. It's hard to do them the way that God wants us to do them. But, in doing it the way that God has for us, we find life. We find all the things we need. We find what we can find no where else. Even when God's plan doesn't make sense. If we will follow, we will find the life we seek.
New Testament Lesson
We see here another Saul that at first didn't want to do it God's way; he wanted to do it his. But then he met Jesus on the road and became Paul. And then he followed God's plan. God changed his course, changed his direction, and lead him new ways. And, in those ways, he found life. May we go all the ways our savior leads us.
We see, even in that darkest moment, Jesus shined light. A Roman guard realized that this was not right and Jesus was who He said He was. Even there, in that darkness, grace shined through. Grace always shines and the darkness will not be able to hide it. Light wins, in the end.
Today, and each day, may we be children of grace, may we be children of light.