F I R S T S A M U E L
At this chapter begins the story of David, one
that makes as great a figure in the sacred story as almost any of
the worthies of the Old Testament, one that both with his sword and
with his pen served the honour of God and the interests of Israel
as much as most ever did, and was as illustrious a type of Christ.
Here I. Samuel is appointed and commissioned to anoint a king among
the sons of Jesse at Bethlehem, ver.
1-5. II. All his elder sons are passed by and David the
youngest is pitched upon and anointed, ver. 6-13. III. Saul growing melancholy,
David is pitched upon to relieve him by music, ver. 14-23. Thus small are the beginnings
of that great man.