Origin and Application:
“How have the mighty fallen!” Cried David, the great King of Israel as he mourned over the death of his predecessor, King Saul, and his son Jonathon who was a very dear friend of David. Saul was anointed by the Lord as King of Israel, but he gradually deviated from God’s path. More than once, because of his jealousy he tried to kill David. In the end, he died together with his three sons in a battle with the Philistines.