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When confronted with a challenge, the people decide that they want a king who will fight their battles for them. God is their king, and he has already been fighting their battles for them, but he gives in to their request, anyway. And he gives them Saul, a king just like all the other nations. In this, we can see the danger of trusting in human power, and the problem with giving authority to people just because of outward appearances.