So few characters in the bible are portrayed in a favorable light; odds are that we wouldn't be either. Even the few we look up to are as human and mistake prone and sinful as anyone else. What is it then that separates a Saul from a David? We could say that Saul fought honorably for the country he loved. We could say that he wanted everything to be passed down to his sons. We can say that he tried many times to show us that he was religious. We could say that he had to make hard political decisions in a time of tremendous up evil and national transition. We could say that David was an adulterous murderer, a divisive political figure, a poor husband, a poor father, handled his daughter's rape poorly, even lacked the political alliances to keep himself being forced back into exile later by his own son. Yet these two men's eulogies in the end greatly differ. I think I know the answer. I am banking on that answer in my own mixed up life. I will leave it to the reader to conclude for themselves.
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