“The old story of the battle of Michmash Pass and the cursing of Jonathan leaves us in a condition of gloomy uncertainty about Saul. We do not yet know what is to become of him, but we look ahead to the events to come with little hope for him left.”
—-P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.
1 Samuel Chapter 15:
22 But Samuel said [to Saul]:
“Does YHWH delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As much as in obedience to the command of YHWH?
Surely, obedience is better than sacrifice,
Compliance than the fat of rams.
23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination,
Defiance, like the iniquity of teraphim.
Because you rejected the command of YHWH, [YHWH] has rejected you as king.”