The book of 1 Samuel is the story of Israel seeking a leader. After the failures of Eli, Samuel, and Saul to properly guide the people, God raises up David, the man after his own heart. This commentary gives a brief explanation of the text and then shows how these events, which took place thousands of years ago, have direct and profound application to our lives today, having been recorded “for our instruction” (1 Cor. 10:11). It also reveals how every event pointed toward the coming of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:27), the final and ultimate Leader of the people of God.
About the Author
For many years Jim Newheiser has found great joy and fulfillment in combining pastoral ministry in his local church with participation in training men for ministry both locally and abroad. A graduate of Westminster Seminary in California, (Doctor of Ministry and Master of Arts) and Baylor University (Bachelor of Business Administration), he is a certified biblical counselor and a NANC Fellow. He has pastored churches in Texas, Saudi Arabia and California. He has an extensive international ministry, having visited places such as Korea, India, Spain, Qatar and the Philippines. He and his wife, Caroline, have three grown children, David, Mark and Daniel. He resides in Escondido, California. He is author of several other titles also published by Day One, including opening up Proverbs.