I just finished reading a great book "A Tale of Three Kings" written by Gene Edwards. After a short conversation with our teaching pastor Stan this morning, he gave me a copy. The book is a comparison of the lives of Saul, David and Absalom. I just read 1 Samuel 14 in my daily devotions this morning I just can't stop thinking about Saul. This book is very thought provoking. It would be especially helpful to those who feel hurt by the church, or someone who has gone through a church split. The author calls it a study in brokeness.
"Are you so certain your king is a Saul and not a David that you are willing to take the position of God and go to war against your Saul? If so, then thank God you did not live in the days of crucifixtion. What, then, can you do? Very little. Perhaps nothing. However, the passing of time (and the behavior of your leader while that time passes) reveals a great deal about your leader. And the passing of time, and the way you react to that leader--be he David or Saul--reveals a great deal about you." Ch. 16