12 “But when you saw that Nahash king of the Ammonites was moving against you, you said to me, ‘No, we want a king to rule over us’—even though the Lord your God was your king. 13 Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you asked for; see, the Lord has set a king over you. 14 If you fear the Lord and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the Lord your God—good! 15 But if you do not obey the Lord, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your ancestors.
Israel was granted their request for a king, but God’s commands were to be followed. God was first and to be their true King. Saul and the people were to be subject to God’s laws. No human is exempt from God’s laws, nor is any action outside his jurisdiction. God is the Creator of Heaven and Earth. He is the source of all life. Recognize God’s kingship and pattern your life, relationships, work life, and home according to God’s principles.