Saul was the first king of Israel, and in my opinion he was a good example of a bad leader. He was also the perfect example of an insecure leader. An insecure leader does not do what is right but what is popular; he leaves the good that he knows he should do and does what will make the people sing his praise even when it is wrong, because he is concerned with how people perceive him and always wants to look good before others. Saul was such a leader; he once admitted to Samuel, “I feared the people and obeyed their voice.” Saul was a bad leader mainly because of his insecurities. His story is a good example of what can happen when a people are led by an insecure leader. This book focuses on his bad leadership over the nation of Israel.