God cuts off communication with Saul. David mourns the death of Jonathan and Saul. David defeats the Philistines.
Saul continues to chase David. David spares him twice. David
pours out his heart to God in several Psalms.
Saul disobeys God, makes excuses, and lies. God selects David to replace Saul. Saul tries to kill David. David prays to God for protection.
God judges Israel. The Philistines capture the Ark then send it back to Israel. Israel insists on having a king like the other nations around them.
Ruth pictures Gentiles today who accept Jesus as their Jewish Redeemer and get “spiritually engaged.” Samuel hears God at a time when others were far from God.
Israel learns how dangerous it is to make a decision before asking God for direction. God makes the sun stand still.
Jesus tells His disciples that the elders will reject Him, that the Romans will put Him to death, and that He will rise again on the third day. Jesus presents Himself as King.
O: David reigns over Israel, experiencing temptations and trials, but always turning back to God with his whole heart.
WN: Solomon concludes that life without God is meaningless. The Song of Solomon pictures the love between Jesus Christ and the Church.
O: King Saul tries to kill David who learns to rest in his faith of God.
WN: Solomon tells of what he learns by experiencing a variety of life approaches.