Every leader will perhaps have an occasion to pay back the opposition in life. It is the attitude of legendary leaders to be altruistic in their nature. Altruistic leaders are described as leaders who ” … facilitate the success of others, take care of the well-being of others, and ensure that common objectives are reached, while keeping circumstances optimal”.( Janse,B.2019). Saul showed great marks of an altruistic leader. He did not want a payback. There’s the story of payback in a political arena in an African nation where a man had a son jailed for what the father did to him when he was in authority. Saul was of a different stuff. Samuel was so excited to carry the people with this tempo to Gilgal to inaugurate the kingship. Saul was not only altruistic, he was also benevolent. A benevolent leader is described as, ” … those who create visible benefits, actions or outcomes for the common good. The common good in this sense is the benefit of all or most of the members of a community ”. That statement was made in 2022 by Pubmed Central, and they were not thinking of Saul. Saul just fits the description. Judged from this start, you will feel strongly for Saul’s leadership. Most people start this strong, but err on the way. To be a great leader, you have to keep your tempo hot throughout your season. Without Christ your leadership vision will be subject to life temperatures. In Christ alone is the benevolence and altruism stable for the best. Christ is the best example of this leadership. He died for it.
And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death. And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel. 1 Samuel 11:12-13 KJV