This article traces God's promise of a king to his people, Israel. The account shows the difference between God's plan and the people's expectation of what a king should be like.
What was the purpose of the Old Testament sacrifices? Do they have any meaning for us today? This article discusses each of the sacrifices given by God for Israel, namely, the sin offering, trespass offering, burnt offering, grain offering, and peace offering, as well as their relevance for us today. It ends by noting how Christ is the ultimate sacrifice.