Character Studies

Lesson 17

SAUL AND DAVID

 

LIFE OF SAUL VERSUS LIFE OF DAVID

 

LIFE OF SAUL

LIFE OF DAVID

Saul was man's kind of king (1 Sam. 10:23-24) David was God's kind of king (2 Sam. 7:8-16)
Saul was a man after people's praise (1 Sam. 18:6-8) David was a man after God's heart (Acts 13:22)
Saul's kingdom was rejected (1 Sam. 15:23) David's kingship was eternal through Jesus (2 Sam. 7:29)
Saul was cruel (1 Sam. 20:30-34; 22:11-19) David was kind and benevolent (2 Sam. 9; 1 Chron. 19:2)
Saul was unforgiving (1 Sam. 14:44; 18:9) David was forgiving (1 Sam. 26)
When confronted, Saul lied (1 Sam. 15:10-31) When confronted, David repented (2 Sam. 12:13; 24:10)
Saul was fearful (1 Sam. 17:11; 18:12) David was courageous (1 Sam. 17; 1 Chron. 18)
Saul was separated from God (1 Sam. 16:14) David was at peace with God (Psa. 4:8; 37:11)

-Life Application Bible, p. 489 (edited, jrp)