Saul and David

The Holy Spirit is very active in the story of Israel’s first two kings, Saul and David. When Saul first became king, God sent His Spirit on Saul. We can read about this in 1 Samuel chapter 10, specifically in verses 6 and 10. Then God’s Spirit came on Saul later and gave him power to fight his enemies. This is the same way we saw the Spirit come upon Othniel, Gideon and Jephthah (1 Samuel 11:6).
But later, Saul did not obey God. God became sad that He had made Saul king. So God chose a new man to be king of Israel. That man was David. When God made David king, He gave David His Spirit. And He took His Spirit away from Saul (1 Samuel 16:13-14). Later when Saul tried to kill David, God’s Spirit protected David from Saul and his men (1 Samuel 19:20-24).
In the story about Saul and David, God sent His Spirit as a sign of the man He chose to be king. Today when we accept Jesus and become Christians, God sends His Spirit to us as a sign that we belong to Him (Ephesians 1:11-14).