The people of Israel demand an earthly king and receive one, despite Samuel’s warnings. He is chosen as priest and judge until the king is named. Later, God appoints Saul as the new king. He does, however, commit two errors – among other things, he undertakes a burnt offering without justification, falling into disfavor. For this reason, the shepherd David is named as the new king. Through his cleverness, he wins the battle against the giant Goliath and saves the nation of Israel. Saul nevertheless persecutes him, and Samuel flees until his enemies and their sons die in battle.