It is so good to be back to the Momentos Blog!
And let’s start with the book of 1 Samuel.
The book of 1 Samuel is about the lives of Samuel, Saul and David. As the book of Judges ends, we find there was no king in Israel and everyone was doing what was right in their own eyes. Israel was at a spiritual low point, as their priesthood and judges were corrupt.
Israel desired to be like the other nations and so they demanded to have a King. So God gave Israel what they wanted and Samuel anointed Saul as King. Through a series of bad choices and disobedience of God’s will, Saul ended up rejected by God. A new king was chosen, David, a man after God’s own heart. After David defeated a giant named Goliath, Saul grew jealous of David and sought to kill him.
While David was on the run from Saul, twice he had the opportunity to take Saul’s life but instead he honored the king. In the end, Saul tragically died while on the battlefield fighting the Philistines.
Author: Unknown; some possible writers are Nathan and Gad
Date: about 930BC
Key Verse: 1 Samuel 16:7
Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
- The days of Samuel before the monarchy (1-7)
- Israel demands a king and the Monarchy begins (8-12)
- The reign and rejection of King Saul (13-15)
- The fall of Saul and the rise of David (16-31)
Hi, my name is Luci, I will post here a devotional; a small text to make us think and reflect on the chapter we will be reading. My prayer is that God will inspire us, talk and guide us during this journey.