1 Samuel 22-23

Men Behaving Badly: Betrayal

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 22-23 we explore the motif of God’s anointed King experiencing betrayal, even while he awaits his vindication.