Message: “All in the Family” from Shawn Merithew
Chapter 18 of first Samuel is where the relationship between David and Saul takes the turn for the worst. As God is at work through young David, he is more and more esteemed in the eyes of the people. But as David’s reputation rises, Saul erupts with jealousy. His jealousy leads him not only to the attempted murder of David, but to use his own family as a means to place David in harm’s way. Through Saul, we learn of the dangers of selfish fear, sinful jealousy, and anger.