There is little to say about the Legacy of Saul. It is in a word—the Legacy of any man, culture or nation that attempts to run their lives independent of God. During their lives, there is anger and selfishness. The more distance that is placed between the leader and God, the more self-centered and self-destructive the leader becomes. Finally in the end, all that is left is fear and lonliness. Amazingly this is true for individuals, families, people groups or nations.
In our lives, we each have the opportunity, to have a personal relationship with God. When we turn to him, we experience a rich and meaningful life despite trials and circumstance. The opposite is also true—without the relationship, there is only emptiness and lonliness. A total lack of hope. This is true no matter the material condition or cultural position. God told us that seeking him , will allow him to add all we could ever want or need.
My dear friend used to ask me…”Smitty, is Jesus Christ enough?” I have grown to realize that if He is—He is no matter what circumstance we face. But, if He is not—there is nothing else that will ever satisfy or completely meet the desires of our heart—In Short—Christ must be enough or nothing else will be. And sadly, that is the legacy of a villan.
God Bless You
Saul groaned to his armor bearer, “Take your sword and kill me before these pagan Philistines come to run me through and taunt and torture me.”
But his armor bearer was afraid and would not do it. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it. 5 When his armor bearer realized that Saul was dead, he fell on his own sword and died beside the king. 6 So Saul, his three sons, his armor bearer, and his troops all died together that same day.
7 When the Israelites on the other side of the Jezreel Valley and beyond the Jordan saw that the Israelite army had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned their towns and fled. So the Philistines moved in and occupied their towns.
8 The next day, when the Philistines went out to strip the dead, they found the bodies of Saul and his three sons on Mount Gilboa. 9 So they cut off Saul’s head and stripped off his armor. Then they proclaimed the good news of Saul’s death in their pagan temple and to the people throughout the land of Philistia. 10 They placed his armor in the temple of the Ashtoreths, and they fastened his body to the wall of the city of Beth-shan.