Remember; from this point on, you only get one chance, then it’s back to that checkpoint you just saw. Now, Saul was God’s choice as the first king of Israel because this tall young man had good character and humility, though his humility leaned on the cowardly side. However, over time, Saul became a proud and stubborn man, with him disobeying Samuel’s messages from God on more than one occasion.
From doing things that only Samuel was allowed to do to not destroying everything God had said to destroy, Saul would just make excuses for his rebellion. What was the punishment for Saul’s wickedness?