First Baptist Church of West Albuquerque

1 Samuel: The Measure of a Man

First Samuel is the history of Israel's request for a king and the results of that request. The first volume of the Samuel books details the meteoric rise of Saul as the first king of Israel with his 40-year downfall. With Saul's rejection by God as king of Israel, David is anointed to succeed Saul. As Saul's leadership erodes under a litany of self-reliant mistakes, David's character of obedience highlights his ascendancy as leader in Israel.