We talked about Saul and David yesterday in worship. This story gives us the conclusion of the conflict between David and Saul. Though David spent years running from Saul, he never fought against him. In fact, the beginning of Second Samuel shows David hearing the news of this passage and grieving Saul's death. With Saul dead, David's path to the throne seems clear. The Philistines continue to be the most important enemies for Israel for much of David's reign.