Our text sets up contrasting pictures for us. David humbles himself, accepts worldly rejection, and both serves and relies on the house of Yahweh. Saul exalts himself, allies himself with the world, and boldly declares war on the house of Yahweh. In Saul we see something of Adam’s rebellion. And if Saul points to the source of our distress … then David points to the source of our hope.
Pastor Nicoletti preaches on “Two Sons, Two Ways, Two Destinations” from 1 Samuel 21-22.