What Saul SAW
What Saul DID
What Saul SAID
"WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?"
And like the first leader in the Garden, Saul's answer shows a lack of sorrow over his disobedience to God and disregard for His ways. Notice the subjects of Saul's answer:
"THE PEOPLE...were scattering."
"YOU...didn't come in time."
"THE PHILISTINES...were assembling."
The question to Saul was an opportunity for him to confess his disregard for God's clear commands and own up to his disobedience.
Instead he deflects the focus onto those around him and defends what seems right to him.
When God brings our sin to light through a question or rebuke, a repentant heart will cry out and say, "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me!" (Psalm 51:10)