Tragedy On Mount Gilboa

In this passage, the Israelites fought against the Philistines and were slain on Mount Gilboa (v1). It appears that the author is reluctant to revisit this war because it was a sad, dark and tragic chapter in Israel’s history. In contrast to Chapters 29-30, there was no sign of God’s help and deliverance. However, despite this woeful tragedy, there are four things that we can learn from the stories of Israel and Saul’s family.