During the era of the Israelites, the only kings who remained faithful were King David and few others. As the chosen first king, Saul proved unfaithful, yet the spiritual seeker can ascertain important life lessons from the narrative. All the kings of the ten tribe kingdom of Israel including Jehu attached onto idolatry through worship of the two golden calf’s in Bethel and Dan. The ten tribe kingdom experienced bad karma stemming from the ten brothers that tried to murder Joseph, instead they sold him as a slave and then lied to Jacob that Joseph was dead, behavior based on jealousy. All nations and tribes attached themselves to the worship of the lower entities through idolatry and sacrifice. Today the situation correlates as in BCE except that worship is within the form of religion.
The stories of the bible are subject to mythical context because of a lack in archeological proof, yet, the content of the stories that reveals important life lessons. Identifying how King David remain faithful to the Divine should be the focus. The student must study the story of King Saul to comprehend the King David’s faithfulness. King Saul avoided the attachment to idolatry, nor did he bow down and worship other gods.
Today the situation correlates as in BCE except that worship is within the form of religion.
Even though King Saul observed the festivals including the passover, the account exposes the context of arrogance, selfishness, impatience, irresponsibility, and a non-listening ear. King Saul allowed jealousy to dominate his personage and attempted to murder David through a man-hunt. Moses taught to conquer these negative qualities. Christianity and Judaism focuses upon King David and misses the vital lessons learned from the content of King Saul.
The Important Context of King Saul:
Jonathan proves victorious over the Philistines. Foolishly, King Saul assigned an oath upon the people that manifested as a curse. Unaware of the oath, Jonathan eats honey. After the battle the people are exhausted that they darted and plundered the cattle; they ate the meat with the blood. King Saul avoids responsibility through blaming the people resulting from his rational speech. The lesson adverts to responsibility for our actions and speech. King Saul justified his actions through “acting-out” before the eyes of the people by draining the blood from the animals and setting up an alter—the first time he set up an altar. This teaches the egocentric trap of outward emanation before the onlooker. Reference —1 Samuel 14
All nations and tribes attached themselves to the worship of the lower entities through idolatry and sacrifice
Starting in Chapter 29, Samuel tells Saul to destroy the Amalekites because of their injurious actions to Israelites while traveling through the desert. Samuel told Saul to kill everyone and everything; the Hebrew word denotes “devote to destruction”. King Saul “acting according to what is good in his eyes” not only preserved the best animals, but the king. Greed and arrogance dominates the context that is manifested when King Saul set up a monument to “himself” in Carmel. Saul’s concerned for his own honer and glory relates to the ego; Saul preformed an “outward appearance” by sacrificing the animals he “saved”.
Correlating with Our Modern Day:
Separation from the Divine Source relates to inner qualities of arrogance, selfishness, and greed. A person that performs ritual activities, such as church, synagogue, mosque, or temple worship breaks the universal law that hinders a relationship with the powers of the light. Throughout generations through religion society embedded in culture attaches to Idolatry and Greed.
The lessons of King Saul correlates with modern day religion that justifies the individual through delusion.
Powerful deception dominates all religions. Deep layers of falsehood reside within the emotional baggage of the dogmatically positioned organizational entity and individual. Each religion of the world teaches falsehood, yet the truth still resides, but reserved for the honest hearted dedicated student.
A person may possess a form of faith and spirituality, but can prove false to its power, the result of failing to change or “circumcise” the heart and transcending the ego.