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Everything You Need To Know About 1 Samuel

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What You’ll Learn in 1 Samuel

The book of 1 Samuel is all about leadership and character. Human leaders rise and fall, but God is consistently good.

As you read 1 Samuel, you’ll find the stories of Samuel the prophet; Israel’s first king, Saul; and Israel’s most remembered king, David. You’ll read about David’s battle with Goliath, how he developed good character, and how Saul’s bad character caused trouble for himself and the whole nation of Israel—important parts of the history of God’s people.

Human leaders rise and fall, but God is consistently good.

Bookmark this infographic to use while you read through 1 Samuel. [Use these devotionals to guide you through the whole book, one day at a time.] This will help you understand what happened, how God has worked with people in the past, and why it matters for you today.

Why Reading the Bible Matters

As you apply what you learn in the Bible, you will see God more clearly and follow Jesus more closely. You’ll become a better friend, a better spouse, a better family member, a better part of the local church, and a better human. Because following Jesus is good for you and for the people around you.

You can do this. We can help.

  • Want to learn about the books of the Bible? That’s why we created Bible Need to Know, a series of infographics to help you get the big ideas of each book and discover how they apply to your life.
  • Use these devotionals to read through 1 Samuel. We'd love to hear what you're learning along the way! Email us anytime at



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