Understanding the Book of 1 Samuel

Understanding the Book of 1 Samuel

The Book of 1 Samuel focuses on the characters Samuel, Saul, and David and their roles in shaping God’s growing nation Israel.  Today, we start working our way through this historical book in the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan.  We begin with the events of Samuel’s birth, and then see how Israel is “transformed from a loosely knit group of tribes under ‘judges’ to a united nation under the reign of a centralized monarchy.”  Saul becomes Israel’s first king and then David leads after Saul’s reign is over.  May God teach you much about relationships and obedience to Him as you read through 1 Samuel.

Check out the video below from the Bible Project to give you an overview of the book.  Hopefully, this helps you prepare for the readings over the next two days.  As you read through Ruth know that God is full of grace and He orchestrates situations to fulfill His purposes.