13 And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the command of the Lord your God, with which he commanded you. For then the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. 14 But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince over his people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.” ESV I am curious about how others might view this passage. It seems to me that two possible scenarios are in play here concerning Saul. Saul could have kept God's command, and not made an unlawful sacrifice, or he could have acted as he indeed did in carrying out the unlawful sacrifice. It seems to me the ability for Saul to have done either is equally possible. I also see two scenarios in relation to God in this passage. If Saul had kept God's command, "then the Lord would have established [Saul's] kingdom over Israel forever." However, Saul does not do this and therefore God decrees that Saul's kingdom, "shall not continue." God's omniscience is not challenged in this passage because He already has David in view here to be Saul's successor, "sought out a man after his own heart, so Saul's choice in no way catches God unprepared or off-guard. But the passage seems to reveal two very real choices that Saul could make, and that God was willing to accept (respond to?) either choice. So what say you? How would you interpret this passage?