10 Then Samuel took a flask of olive oil and poured it on Saul’s head and kissed him, saying, “Has not the Lord anointed you ruler over his inheritance? 2 When you leave me today, you will meet two men near Rachel’s tomb, at Zelzah on the border of Benjamin. They will say to you, ‘The donkeys you set out to look for have been found. And now your father has stopped thinking about them and is worried about you. He is asking, “What shall I do about my son?”’
3 “Then you will go on from there until you reach the great tree of Tabor. Three men going up to worship God at Bethel will meet you there. One will be carrying three young goats, another three loaves of bread, and another a skin of wine. 4 They will greet you and offer you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from them.
5 “After that you will go to Gibeah of God, where there is a Philistine outpost. As you approach the town, you will meet a procession of prophets coming down from the high place with lyres, timbrels, pipes and harps being played before them, and they will be prophesying. 6 The Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.
When the king took office, he was anointed by a priest. The king was to represent God to the people. It was poured over the head to symbolize the presence and power of the Holy Spirit of God in his life. Saul was filled with the Holy Spirit in his early reign, but later, he took his eyes off God. Saul was a different person when he allowed the Holy Spirit to work in him. As Saul’s power grew, so did his pride. Then, he refused to seek God and the Spirit left him. His good attitude melted away. If we do not seek God in our daily life, the Holy Spirit is not able to work in us. This is for everything. Your attitude will sour and the fruits of the Spirit will fall away. Keep God in your sights and seek him daily in your life, and you will enjoy peace, life, and joy through him and with him as the Holy Spirit works in you.