Saul had one depressing life. That was my conclusion after reading 1 Samuel again for the first time in a while. He had everything going for him, but his inability to follow God wholeheartedly cost him dearly. His life ended by him falling on his own sword, being beheaded and having his head passed door to door through the city. His body (I’m assuming headless) was put on display. That’s a bad day. I was trying to imagine a greater biblical tragedy than Saul…one whose life ended so tragically. One could say Jesus, but his story ends happily.

So, help me out here. Can you think of someone with a more depressing life story than Saul? I thought about Jezebel…maybe Eglon…