Religious teachers demanded a sign but Christ refused; using metaphor, He warned His disciples about them but they missed the point, which He did not ignore. Later, by unusual methods, He healed a blind man.
Having willfully disobeyed God, the self-willed king also lied and blamed others to cover up his own willful disobedience. Saul’s disrespectful treatment of God’s word and insincerity before God sealed his rejection.
Still in Gentile territory, many came to Him for healings. After three days He sent them home, but having no food, He feed over four thousand from a few pieces of bread and fish. Leaving there, He faced Pharisees.
King Saul seems to have always been out of rhythm with God, and in spite of God’s help, the disharmony worsened. God then sought a man after His own heart to replace Saul, but not without one last chance.
Unseen benefits are found in the methods of our Lord’s delivering a little girl from demons, developing her mother’s faith as well as the bystanders. Likewise with His healing the deaf mute by seemingly odd means