Elijah is depressed. Ahab is spineless. Jezebel is heartless. Jehoshaphat seeks to please God. God is sovereign.
David appoints Solomon to the throne, helps Solomon prepare for his role as king, and advises Solomon on keeping God's commandments. Solomon asks God for wisdom.
David prepared for the temple, serves as God's warrior, sins against God, and pays the consequences.
God cuts off communication with Saul. David mourns the death of Jonathan and Saul. David defeats the Philistines.
Saul disobeys God, makes excuses, and lies. God selects David to replace Saul. Saul tries to kill David. David prays to God for protection.
Israel learns how dangerous it is to make a decision before asking God for direction. God makes the sun stand still.
O: David completes his reign and helps Solomon get ready to become king.
WN: Matthew presents Jesus as the King of Israel. Jesus gives the Sermon on the Mount.
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.