Pastor Cary Cox, from 1 Samuel 12. Israel has gathered and Samuel is officially passing the reigns of leadership to King Saul. In his speech he charges Israel with their ‘great wickedness’ and God thunders from heaven to help them see their guilt before him. But as soon as Israel confesses their sin in repentance, Samuel comforts them with tender words of God’s great grace! God’s grace is poured out on his treasured people, yet it is not a license to sin.