This week we begin a new series of messages entitled, “The Making of the King”. Following the period of the Judges in the leading of the Israelites there’s a transition taking place, from Judges to Kings. Within this transition there are three characters, and in 1 Samuel 16 we see some insights into how they do, or do not, finish or start well. God shows clearly how his approach to selecting a suitable leader is so different to our usual criteria. It goes right to the heart of the matter.