Spanning the events of just over one hundred years, 1 and 2 Samuel describe a time when Israel rebelled against God, demanding an earthly king to lead her. However, these books also tell the story of how a merciful God intervened to usher in the reign of King David, Israel's greatest king and an ancestor of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:1-16). In the pages of 1 and 2 Samuel, you will:
see how God's last judge, Samuel, applies both Law and Gospel;
read about Saul and David, remarkably different individuals but remarkably the same;
rejoice in God's promises made to David that are fulfilled in his descendant and our Savior, Jesus Christ.