America’s Version of King Saul: Why has God forsaken us?

A lot of us didn’t know that our country was under attack the way it had been for a long time, both within our country and from outside.  Anytime something is successful, you should always expect it to be attacked.  There will always be someone trying to destroy it every time.  And now that we know what we know, what role the CIA and FBI played in election fraud during 2020 and 2022, what was revealed by the Twitter files, the attempt to destroy us cannot be avoided.  People are asking why God has forsaken America by allowing Joe Biden to be president and all the vast evil that has come from his administration and those who put him in power.  And when I hear that kind of talk, it just reminds me why I continue to point everyone toward the Bible, because that was the foundation of our philosophy for all of western civilization,  So of course, it has been under attack, of course, there have been desecrators intent to destroy it.  And for most problems regarding this subject matter, the Bible is a good reference, so I find myself turning to it for examples because there simply isn’t any other method of achieving mutual understanding.  The Bible was the foundation for the Constitution and our Bill of Rights.  It’s the thing we swear oaths to for office.  And we should not be surprised to see our enemies wanting to separate us from it so that they can destroy our entire society.  But before we can have that conversation, we have to admit to ourselves that the goal is American destruction by forces in the world who hate us, hate the Bible, and mean to apply every kind of vicious hatred that the human imagination can stir up. 

Concerning these topics, I am constantly reminded of the story of King Saul from the Bible and the emergence of David, who would supersede him.  We all know the Bible story; God talked to Samual about how the people of Israel had rejected him (God) and stepped away from his covenant.  The people of Israel wanted a king like everyone else had in the world.  Until then, Israel didn’t have a king; they had judges who would look over things and make sure everyone stayed within the law, but they were trying to have something of self-government in that early society, and it was a tough go.  Knowing what we do about the importance of the Bible to the Founding Fathers, this attempt at self-rule stands at the foundation of our law and order to this day.  But it was tough at the time of Saul because the people wanted him to be their first king, and God didn’t think he was worthy.  So God said to Samuel, let the people have their king.  Saul will be their king.  I’ll pick my own king, which would eventually be David picked out of the house of Jesse, not as the biggest and fastest of all the kids but as one of the youngest and smallest.  Saul turned out to be a disaster.  He did some good things in uniting Israel through some military victories, but he was a flawed person who ended up very jealous of anybody he considered to be a rival to his throne.  And God pretty much had a good laugh about it for all of Saul’s life because the people had turned away from God’s law maintained through judges and wanted a Godly representative in a king instead.  The wrath of God played out to embarrass the people because of their choice for many years thereafter. 

The most embarrassing occurrence was when Goliath from Palestine approached the army of Saul on the battlefield in the well known event.  Saul was terrified to accept the challenge of the 9’9” warrior who wanted to exchange a one-on-one fight in front of the armies so that everyone else would be spared.  Being enamored by God as his personally picked representative to make his point, David accepted the challenge, and the much larger King Saul was quick to give David his big armor to fight in.  Saul wanted no part in the fight expecting a slaughter and the destruction of his rival David.  Then, of course, we all know how the story ends, David kills Goliath easily, and Saul is embarrassed to have stood on the sidelines.  At that point, Saul spends the rest of his life in decline publicly as David’s star rises to become the king himself eventually.  But it all started because people were too lazy to rule themselves and instead wanted to be ruled by a king, so God punished them with Saul.  And God got revenge on the people by making David so much better. 

In many ways, Joe Biden is our version of King Saul.  We didn’t pick him, we all know election fraud put him in power over us, and we didn’t ask for any of this.  However, we are at fault for our society because we did not stand up to the bullies in our lives, our own versions of Goliath.  We expected our King Sauls to fight on our behalf, and when they hid from the danger from their fancy Washington DC offices, we were insulted, yet we didn’t do anything about it.  We picked President Trump when we had the opportunity, and we watched without lifting much of a hand to help him when the danger came after him.  Much like the Bible story where David so threatened King Saul that killing God’s pick and future king was all Saul could think about, really up until the end of his life when he was defeated on the battlefield and essentially committed suicide to avoid being captured.  Has God forsaken America with all these desecrators?  I’d say he hasn’t.  But he has left it to us to defend ourselves because we did not defend our covenant with the law-and-order society we had as Americans, and we allowed our lazy desire to be led by a king to rule over our decision-making.  Joe Biden was given to us by corrupt forces, and we let it happen.  We stood by while our government took our election and President Trump and let their desire to stay in power put a modern version of King Saul in the White House for the good of all that was bad in the world.  Like the Bible story, we turned away from our self-rule and allowed for centralized figures to rule over our lives unjustly because we were too lazy to do anything about it.  Like the Israelites in the times of Saul, who was too lazy and corrupted themselves to rule their own society without a king, God gave them the blundering King Saul to punish them.  And we find ourselves precisely in that same situation now.  We have a blundering idiot in the White House, but we allowed it to happen by trusting too much in institutions riddled with corruption, and we expected everything to work out fine.  Of course, things aren’t okay, and now we turn to God for help.  But the message to us all is that we don’t need to turn to God.  We should have turned to ourselves, which is the lesson of the moment we all must consider if we hope to save our nation from the vast evils that are before us.

Rich Hoffman

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