What does the history of Israel’s kings have to do with the Christian life today? You might be surprised! The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel trace the development of Israel’s monarchy from its establishment under the prophet Samuel through the reigns of the nation’s first kings, Saul and David. Yet as memorable as these stories may be, an even greater story lies at their heart: that of the true King, “great David’s greater Son,” who would one day come to establish His throne and rule in our hearts forever.
In volume four of this series, Alistair Begg follows 1 Samuel’s account of the tense and sometimes bloody conflicts between the jealous King Saul and the clever but deferential David, who would come to inherit Israel’s crown. Constantly on the run and in danger of Saul’s spear, David nevertheless extended mercy and good service to the embattled monarch, even to the day when Saul met his death by his own sword.