Episode 8, “A King for the Hebrews,” and episode 9, “Saul Takes Charge,” in the series Jacob’s Ladder focus on Israel’s desire for a king, and the anointing of that king by the prophet Samuel.
In episode 8, Samuel warns the Hebrews against selecting a king, but they insist and God decides to give them a king in a man named Saul. In episode 9, Saul begins to enjoy the power and glory of being king so much that he stops seeking God. By the end of the episode, Saul’s son Jonathan weeps for the hardened heart of his father, and Samuel tells Saul that his time as king won’t last much longer.
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