Lessons from the life of King David, 1 Samuel 16 verse 1 to 20 verse 42: Samuel final act as the Lord’s prophet is to anoint. a new king even though Saul was still king. Samuel follows the Lord’s prompting and goes to the house of Jesse. Samuel doesn’t chose the obvious son, he choose David the youngest son. [God always ways calls the ones the world would less likely use}
David and Goliath, 1 Samuel 17 verses 1 to 58:The story of David and Goliath is one of the most known stories in the Bible , we will not say much about this now but will cover the story in a later article.
David and Jonathan 1 Samuel 19 verse 1 to 20 verse 42. Their friendship has become well known, Jonathan understood David calling, he knew that the lord intended David to be king, a role that should have been his as Saul’s son.
David went into exile. 1 Samuel 21 verse 1 to 31 verse 13: David is driven into hiding by Saul’s jealousy. David spend years in the wilderness. Saul’s attempts to capture and kill David are always frustrated. David has a chance to kill Saul, but instead, David cuts off a piece of his clothing as Saul slept. Upon telling Saul from a distance, wht he had done, Saul is struck with remorse.
The powers of darkness, The witch of Endor. 1 Samuel 28 verse 3 to 25:
This is virtually spiritual adultery. Saul has plumbed into new depths of desperation, but nothing changes.
The Death of Saul. 1 Samuel verses 1 to 13. Saul end comes in the battle of Gilboa, against the Philistines, his sons are also killed including Jonathon. Saul the first King of Israel dies, he was so gifted in many ways, so courageous, but so proud and tragically flawed. If we bring our flaws to Our Lord and Our Friend, He can help us work on them and become the person he intends us to be.
Warts and all, He loves us just the way we are, but loves us to much to leave us that way, because after He has great plans for our lives, if we will only trust Him with them.