The story of the first three kings of Israel (Saul, David and Solomon) serves to demonstrate how fickle and fragile men are. Though “anointed” by God, the kings were fallible and prone to taking their eyes off of the Sovereign God. They reflected the broader social and religious malaise of the people as they increasingly turned away from the authority found in the Law of Moses and the knowledge of God.
Through the three kings, God has taught us not to trust our self-centred instincts, to build our faith in God and share this knowledge of God’s Word with the next generation. These, and other God-honouring principles, are gently, yet poignantly, woven into the historical narrative by the author.
As the author concludes: “In this book you would have found the timeless principles by which the kings should have lived. In this light, such principles remain relevant to all of us today.”
About the Author
Rev Dr Alfred C H Yeo was born in China and brought up in Singapore. He studied at the London Bible College (London School of Theology); pastored in the Methodist Church for 22 years; served as secretary of Singapore Keswick Convention; served as General Secretary of Singapore Billy Graham Crusade, Luis Palau Singapore Mission, Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore, Evangelical Fellowship of Asia, Scripture Union, Singapore, Global Day of Prayer (2006 & 2007); served on the boards of OMF, OM, Interserve, Pioneers in Asia, and the Chinese Church Union, Singapore. He is married to Rosie and is blessed with four children and seven grandchildren.