David’s brothers went to fight the Philistines, who were trying to take the land from the Israelites. When David visited them he killed the giant Goliath, and the Philistines ran away.
King Saul asked David to play for him, and he liked the music so much, he kept David with him. David sang many songs about God, because he listened to God in his heart and he loved God very much.
David became good friends with Saul’s son Jonathan. When they were grown, David and Jonathan became soldiers. David was such a good soldier that all the people cheered him. This made Saul cross. He wanted to hurt David. Jonathan helped David run away.
Saul kept trying to hurt David. David’s soldiers and Saul’s soldiers fought, but David would never hurt Saul.
When Saul died, David became king. He was a good king. Sometimes he did bad things, and sometimes he made mistakes – but he always loved God and listened to God in his heart.