1 Samuel 18-21

Men Behaving Badly: Escape from Saul

In a time of transition from Theocracy to Monarchy, the books of Samuel might well be called ‘Men Behaving Badly.’ While there are occasional bright spots, time and again we see the failures of leadership and compromised faithfulness, with all their consequences. In 1 Samuel 18-21 we see God’s anointed King escape from the failed King, offering hope for the future under the King of God’s choosing.