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.
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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?
Jehovah picks David to be the next king of Israel, and David shows why he is a good choice.
Why does one of these men hate the other, and how does the hated one behave?
The king’s son becomes a good friend to David.
A bad decision leads to a lot of trouble.