A corrupt priesthood, rampant idolatry and dishonest judges… the environment in Israel is pretty bleak as 1 Samuel opens. In His mercy, the Lord raises up Samuel and David within the cultural chaos. In 1 Samuel, we see the Davidic Covenant established, the promise that the Messiah will come from David’s line and that His throne will be established forever. We see God’s sovereignty and faithfulness in David’s path to the promised throne. We see God supernaturally empower both Saul and David to accomplish His purposes. And we see the effects of sin in the lives of God’s people and for those they lead.