In 1 Samuel chapter number 9, we have two Saul’s in the Bible, the Old Testament Saul and the New Testament Saul. In the Old Testament, there was a man, his name was Saul, a choice young man, goodly. There was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he. From his shoulders up, he was higher than any of the people.

Well, the Old Testament Saul was such a good-looking guy. The New Testament Saul, his eyes would run. The Old Testament Saul was tall. The New Testament Saul, historians tell us, was 4’10”. This one could speak, but in the New Testament Saul, they said, his name later changed to Paul. His speech is contemptible, his bodily presence is weak. This one had it all together. This one didn’t have much going for him. But this one made it on the journey of life, and this one, God said, I’ve rejected thee. This had a terrible past with a good end. This one had a good beginning with a terrible end.

What Saul are you? What Saul might you ponder that today? Because the end of the thing is better than the beginning. Have a great day!

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Pastor Jack Trieber

Pastor Trieber

Pastor Trieber has served as the pastor of the North Valley Baptist Church since March of 1976. He is also the President of Golden State Baptist College.