1Chron 7-10 What would you want others to record about your life when you pass from this earth? We all want others to recall our good deeds offered to humanity. But, sometimes, like some Al Capone, Jesse James, and Charles Manson, the record is sad, and we only remember their evil ways. King Saul falls into that latter category.
After the Chronicler recorded the genealogy of the tribes, he closes this section by saying: “So Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord and did not obey the Lord’s instructions; he even tried to conjure up underworld spirits. He did not seek the Lord’s guidance, so the Lord killed him and transferred the kingdom to David son of Jesse.”[1 Chron 10:13-14]
Saul was a man who started out well but ended disastrously and with dishonor. One author noted: “Having a great past does not guarantee a good future.” Unfortunately, this happens when we leave God out of the equation.
What legacy are you leaving for others?