I Samuel 10-11. The Establishment of Government. Samuel the Prophet contrives a proper political introduction of Saul to persuade the nation to accept a monarchy and to submit to a King. Saul is first subjected to a strange prophetic possession which begins rumors of his spiritual connection to God. Then Samuel follows through with a national gathering and public Goral/Question to Heaven, asking God to chose for all a king. Saul is chosen, be he is unknown and untested. While some accept the pick of God, others reject Saul outright. How can a untested youth lead like an experienced man? The episode of Yabesh Gilad gives Saul the opportunity to prove himself a man, a judge and a worthy leader. He rises to the occasion. While a leader may be chosen, his respect must still be earned!