I Samuel 15:11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.
God was sorry that He had ever made Saul king! Why was He sorry? Because Saul did not perform His commandments.
This truth brings a question to mind. Do you wonder if God was ever sorry or is ever sorry that He has set us up as those in charge of the Great Commission and the ministry of reconciliation? Could it be that He is sorry or disappointed in us because we do not perform His commandments? 2 Corinthians 5:18-19.
Was the Great Commission given as a commandment to be performed or just a truth to be discussed? Did He literally mean it when He said go and teach all nations or is it open to discussion? Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, Acts 1:8.
Didn’t Saul “mean well” when he saved some of the livestock alive or when he waited on Samuel to kill him?! Didn’t it at least make sense to him when he had to offer the sacrifice before the man of God arrived? Don’t be so quick to condemn Saul until you have made it your purpose to perform the commandment you have been given.