A man to shepherd God's kingdom. What would he look like? The books of 1 & 2 Samuel will focus on God establishing His shepherd over Israel. It's a rocky road of ups and downs with contrasting characters to spice up the journey. Moving from Eli to Smauel to King Saul, God prepares His people for a man after His own heart who initially is David but ultimately will be God's Ideal King, the son of David, Jesus Christ.