1 Samuel: The Transition from Judges to Kings
The stories of Samuel, Saul and David highlight this time of transition.
The Old Testament has a few markers or mountain peeks that help us in understanding the entire message, big story or metanarrative of the Bible. One of them is 2 Samuel 7. This chapter points us back to Abraham, forward to Jesus, and declares that David’s throne and dynasty will be eternal.
One of the deepest encouragements or challenges we get in the Bible comes in the form of final words of great individuals. Today we’re looking at Samuel’s farewell message to the people as he steps down as the Israel’s judge to give way to Saul as the first king.