anointing as the second king of Israel was the beginning his training at the
University of Brokenness for the throne.
the youngest son of Jesse, was a descendant of Judah, Leah’s son by Jacob whom
the patriarch blessed with the Scepter of Israel.
inclusion in the line of Christ and of David stems from his repentance for lying
to their father, Jacob about Joseph’s death, which in reality, they sold him. In a
similar situation, he was willing to be imprisoned for Benjamin when Joseph