Once again we can make a comparison between Saul, who is like Judas who betrayed Jesus and killed himself, and David who is like Peter. David’s seeking favor from the Philistines is similar to Peter wanting to be on the side of those opposed to Jesus, such as the servant girl who spoke to Peter at night, while Jesus was being tried and tormented.
Peter and Judas both sinned. While Peter quickly repented, Judas sank deeper and deeper into guilt. David and Saul sinned, yet David, like Peter, had a heart quick to return to God. Saul, on the other hand, descends more and more into that evil that puts an end to relationships and sometimes lives—jealousy.
Here they are: the first and second kings of Israel. The stage is set for a long history of kings—most of them bad and unfaithful as Saul, ending their lives in disgrace, just as he.
Decide right now, to turn your life over to God and live only for God.
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