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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Lessons You Can Learn From the Bible

Introduction to Section 7

Introduction to Section 7

This section covers the life histories of King Saul and King David, spanning about 80 years. At first, Saul was humble and God-fearing, but he soon changed and refused to follow Jehovah’s direction. Jehovah rejected him and, in time, instructed Samuel to anoint David as the next king of Israel. Jealous Saul tried many times to kill David, but David never took revenge. Saul’s son Jonathan knew that David was Jehovah’s choice, so he was loyal to David. David committed some serious sins, but he never rejected Jehovah’s discipline. If you are a parent, help your child to see the importance of always supporting God’s arrangements.

IN THIS SECTION

LESSON 39

Israel’s First King

God had given the Israelites judges to lead them, but they wanted a king. Samuel anointed Saul as the first king, but later Jehovah rejected Saul. Why?

LESSON 40

David and Goliath

Jehovah picks David to be the next king of Israel, and David shows why he is a good choice.

LESSON 41

David and Saul

Why does one of these men hate the other, and how does the hated one behave?

LESSON 42

Brave and Loyal Jonathan

The king’s son becomes a good friend to David.

LESSON 43

The Sin of King David

A bad decision leads to a lot of trouble.