The Lord gives critical lessons about His identity, His mission and our relationship to these things. Satan tried to immediately corrupt these lessons but the Lord shut him down, leaving His disciples to consider it.
God asked Samuel how long he intended to mourn Saul’s being rejected by Him? He told Samuel to fill his horn with oil, go anoint the one of His choosing from the sons of Jesse. To Samuel’s surprise it was David.
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.