A Tale of Three Kings Essay
September 19, 2011
In the book, A Tale of Three Kings, spear throwing is described as hurling actual spears, as well as facing another person with challenges and hardships. The book also gives a chapter full of reasons of why King Saul is allowed to throw spears.
At the end of chapter eight, the author states, “No one knows the answer. Except God. And he never tells.” I believe that he mentions this because he wants the reader to know that God already knows what will happen after the story unfolds. Nothing will ever come as a surprise to God because He already has everything planned out.
David was anointed to be King at a young age in his life. As he got older, Saul was King while David was a man appointed to be the one to calm down King Saul when he was in an outrageous fit. This would have probably confused David. I believe that David often doubted his anointing because he was not king and often had spears thrown at him by Saul both mentally and physically.
In the book of Samuel, Saul tries to kill David using actual spears. David never gets hit because he learned how to avoid both kinds of spears. Whenever Saul first started throwing spears, David pretended to not see them, ducked very quickly, and after he pretended nothing happened. David knew that if he did those things, he would never be hit, and he never was. David never fled from Saul until his wife told him to leave because she felt knew that King Saul was going to kill him the very next day. He ran as far as he could, and even after that, he kept running.
David did not know that he was going to be king. If David did know, I think that he would have taken Saul’s spear throwing very differently. I believe that David would have not tried to avoid the spears because he would know that it is his destiny to become king and nothing will stop that, even King Saul. I also think that he would not have taken on goliath if he knew about his kingship from a young age because he might not think that it will affect his throne. David did everything he could to help the king, even when he was throwing spears David still tried to calm him down until it was time to run. David put his life in danger to help Saul.
As you can see, Saul was a king that was mad and jealous king. He did not want anybody to take his thrown even if that meant killing that person. Saul was jealous because David had many abilities that he didn’t such as playing the harp and singing. David had a good attitude and stayed with the king because he knew that God had a calling for him and knew that God would take care of him.