1 Samuel 24-26

Righteousness in the midst of Men Behaving Badly

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 24-26 we observe David’s righteousness among fools and traitors.