The Once and Future King: From Saul to Solomon

Friday, 28 Jun 2013

"Solomon was not that righteous son, but God's oath is sure. The royal heir will come. It is not today, and it may not be tomorrow, but God's covenant with David is unbreakable."
There was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes" (Judg. 21:25). This is the opening song playing as the curtain is drawn back on 1 Samuel. Who will be the king that Israel truly needs? The people are on stage first. Saul’a tall, regal GQ model’receives the People's Choice Award to be king over Israel so they could be like the other nations. We know, of course, how Saul performs: he sacrifices impatiently; selfishly, he does not kill all the Amalekites; he is the taker of rash oaths and ...

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