1 Samuel 10:20–21—Was Saul chosen by God, by the people, or by casting a lot?
Solution: All three are true. Since the people demanded of God a king, He granted their request and guided their choice of Saul by means of casting a lot. Proverbs 16:33 declares that “the lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord” (cf. Acts 1:26).
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