The LORD said to Samuel, 'Listen to their voice and appoint them a king.' So Samuel said to the men of Israel, 'Go every man to his city.' ... He had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his shoulders and up he was taller than any of the people" (1 Sam 8:19-20, 22; 9:2).
Israel had grown weary of being different from everyone else, and decided to pursue a "relationship" in spite of Samuel's (God's) prophetically explicit warnings of the consequences. Why do we choose unbiblical relationships? Sometimes our inner-lawyer persuades us to believe that "God did not really say" or "mean..." Or we convince ourselves that, despite God's word, this relationship will be the sole exception and have a Cinderella ending.
Or maybe we're sick and tired, perhaps even angry, waiting for God. In moments we are tempted to partake of the forbidden fruit, I only know of one person whose beauty can wake us up from the worlds charm and draw us back to God. "You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever" (Ps 45:2 ).
And in circumstances when we have completely failed and are reaping the consequences for our unbiblical decision, I only know of one person whose grace goes far deeper, wider, and higher than our greatest sin.
"My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous" (1 John 2:1).