Despite Israel's past failings, God graciously leads his people and rescues his people through his chosen king, King Saul. Samuel speaks of the far more important king than King Saul, as it is the LORD who appointed King Saul. The LORD is righteous and performed amazing acts for the people despite their failings and forgetfulness of the LORD. We should not mistake the Lord God's mercy for weakness, because he is fearsome. God lovingly leads us and rescues us through the Lord Jesus, despite our unfaithfulness. We need to repent and trust in God's rescue through Jesus, when we have failed.