1 Samuel

1 Samuel 22:1-23

1 Samuel 22:1-23 1 Samuel 22:1-23 1 Samuel 22 introduces the polarization of Israel over the conflict between Saul and David, for the first time the conflict reaches out and brings suffering and destruction to a whole city of innocent people. The chapter records yet...

1 Samuel 19:1-17

1 Samuel 19:1-17 1 Samuel 19:1-17 1 Samuel 19:1-10 In these verses we learn of the fifth attempt by Saul to kill David. This particular attempt was counteracted by Jonathan’s close friendship with David. Saul now publicly ordered the killing of David, charging...

1 Samuel 18:20-30

1 Samuel 18:20-30 1 Samuel 18:20-30 1 Samuel 18:20-30 In this section we have the fourth attempt by Saul to kill David. When the Philistines failed to kill David, Saul was determined more than ever to eliminate David who he saw as a rival to his throne. One day Saul...

1 Samuel 12:1-25

1 Samuel 12:1-25 1 Samuel 12:1-25 1 Samuel 12:1-5 Samuel closed and vindicated his ministry before the people. Samuel is about to step aside and turn the reigns of leadership over to King Saul. But first in stepping aside, he wanted to stress the necessity for Saul to...

1 Samuel 16:1-23

1 Samuel 16:1-23 1 Samuel 16:1-23 1 Samuel 16:1-5 Because of disobedience, King Saul was destined to be removed as king of Israel by the hand of God’s judgment. But the work of God among Israel would go on. God had chosen a young boy who had a heart “after...