Category Archives: The Book of First Samuel

From the beautiful Song of Hannah to the battle of David and Goliath, the Book of First Samuel is filled with images and words ingrained in our spiritual and cultural sensibillity. The nature of kingship and government and the undying loyalty of friends are two of the many threads woven through the lives of the prophet Samuel, King Saul, and young David in this book.

Bible Study Series: The Book of First Samuel (Week Three Notes)

Young David enters the scene.

16:1-4

So God says to Samuel, “Well, that one didn’t work out so well, get over it and let’s find the right one this time.” But Samuel is a little nervous about taking such a step. Kind of strange for a prophet, don’t you think? Here he has a direct pipeline to God, and he is doing exactly what God wants him to do, and he seems worried that Saul is going to kill him. You would think a prophet would just “boldly go where no one has gone before” without a care in the world. After all, the Big Guy is on his side and has told him to do this. Yet we see that even those folks who have this particular relationship with God still suffer from the normal concerns of us normal creatures.

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