From Gilgal to Gilboa, the life of King Saul is a study in stubbornness. The text was supplied by Samuel when he confronted the obstinate king: “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry” (I Samuel 15:23). There was a New Testament Saul who was an equally determined man but he chose the path of submission to Jesus Christ. The first Saul died a suicide and lost his crown, the second died a martyr and gained a crown. It makes a lot of difference whether you take the Gilboa Road or the Damascus Road!