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 one of this series, Alistair Begg walks us through the life of Samuel, a boy of improbable birth who would grow up to become a key leader during the dawning of Israel’s kingship. Throughout the nation’s early conflicts with the Philistines, Samuel repeatedly pointed them back to God as their source of true salvation—a promise they would ultimately spurn in their search for an earthly king.