Welcome back to our ongoing series about the gospel of each book of the Bible. Our premise is a simple one—what if there was only one book from the Holy Bible, as our sole source of divine Scriptures? What would this one book teach us? What Gospel would we find there?
In this way, we not only find out that all the books in the Bible are useful for edifying and equipping, but we also see the consistent story that is found throughout all Scripture. We see that the Bible is a coherent story of God’s love for us, throughout the different eras, different authors, and different genres of writings.
Technically this is the first of two books called Samuel. So the chances of us only having the one for a whole Bible is pushing the thought experiment a little far, but, that doesn’t make it invalid.
It is quite surprising what one-half of the Samuel books can tell us about God, who he is, and what role he wants to play in our lives.
Let’s see what the Gospel According to First Samuel might look like.