The story of Saul and David help Christians identify the precursors, the development, and the manifestations of the sin of envy.
Jonathan's friendship with David illustrate ten attributes found in Christian friendship which are more perfectly exemplified in Christ Jesus.
When Yahweh handed David victory over Goliath, we learn that God's servant volunteers, prepares, speaks, prevails, and inspires.
Goliath, the uncircumcised Philistine, defies the living God. David, empowered with God's Spirit, cannot persuade anyone to confront the giant.
One of the most precious truths about God is His providence. In 1 Samuel 16, we see how God's providence can instill fear, comfort, and courage.
Given another chance to obey God by destroying the Amalekites, Saul failed, so Samuel had to complete Saul's task and hack Agag to pieces.
Chosen and anointed out of obscurity, Saul succumbed to fear and impatience and violated God's law by offering sacrifices to God as a priest.