Theme Verse for I & II Samuel:
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” ~ I Samuel 16:7
In I & II Samuel, God gave his people a king to protect and rule them with righteousness and to lead them in godliness. Through the kings, God pointed to, Jesus, the one true King. He would come through King David’s enduring dynasty and bring mercy and forgiveness for sin, which Israel’s kings vividly demonstrated.
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