Exploring The Bible
58. Old Testament
1 Samuel 13:14
1 Samuel 15:22
The Book of 1 Samuel describes the transition of Israel to a monarchy from the rule of individual judges, appointed by direct choice from the Lord.
It tells the stories of Samuel, the last of the judges, Saul, the first king, and David. Samuel rules reasonably well; Saul, the first king, is a disaster and David shows every sign of being a good leader needed by God's people, Israel.