Contributed on Apr 15, 2013
Despite all the high qualifications David already possessed, God is going to train him. So God causes David's skills to be recognized & brings David from the sheep fold into the king's court to further development his God given calling. God will then fur
The Life of David: David's Early Years 1 SAMUEL 16: 14-23 TAMING THE BEAST WITHIN Let me quickly give you some background as we get started on the early years of David, a man after God's own heart. David has just been anointed Israel's king because Saul had shown himself unworthy of the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 29, 2013
God's hand was on David. The Lord was going to make him into on of the greatest kings in human history, but in order to do that God had to mold & sharpen him. God needed to do His work in order to make His man. The way God breaks & makes His great servant
Strengthened For the Struggle: The Life of David: His early Years [GOD'S WORK or] DAVID ESTABLISHES RELATIONSHIPS 1 SAMUEL 18: [1-16] David had just accomplished an remarkable incredible victory. As a result he gained instant popularity. He became a national hero. People sang his ...read more
Contributed on Mar 3, 2014
Barzillai ventured & volunteered to help king David during the most darkest moment of David's life, while David was running away from his own son Absalom.
2 SAMUEL 19:31-39 [The Life of David] THE KING REWARDS THE FAITHFUL David has sinned by committing adultery with Bathsheba and by having her husband killed. God has indicted David for his sin through Nathan the prophet, and David has repented. Nevertheless, there are certain consequences ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2014
This Census not only affected David but it caused great harm to the people as well. Yet we shall see that when one truly repents he once again is restored to the relationship with God. In the end David has bought the site for the temple & has made peace
2 SAMUEL 24: 1- 25 [The Life of David] TURNING TESTING TO TRIUMPH [Exodus 30:12-16 / 1 Chronicles 21:24-27] The reader might logically expect to come to the end of the book and read of David's peacefully dying in his bed or of some great victory for Israel. Instead there is the story of ...read more
Contributed on Jul 15, 2013
The significant part of a person's story is how God is able to work through events & experiences to accomplish His purpose in & for our lives. David chooses to extend the mercy & grace that he desires God to extend to him. This story should inspire us to
1 SAMUEL 26:13- 25 [The Life of David] DIVINE PREROGATIVES [Psalm 54 / Luke 6:27-36] The most significant part of a person's story is how God is able to work through events and experiences to accomplish His purpose in and for our lives. First Samuel 26 tells of another incident in which ...read more
Contributed on Sep 16, 2013
This section explains why the Israelites came & asked David to become their king & vindicates David of any involvement in the murder of his rival. These events also are a reminder that God is able to work His purposes both through deeds & misdeeds of peo
2 SAMUEL 4: 1-12, 5:1-5 [The Life of David] WAITING FOR A THRONE [Deuteronomy 17:14-20] Chapter three closed with the funeral of Israel's strongest leader, chapter 4 gives the account of the death of Israel's puppet king, Ishbosheth. His death would remove the last remaining obstacle to ...read more
Contributed on May 30, 2013
David put his covenant friendship with Jonathan to the test. He does so by putting his life in Jonathan's hand. It is the occasion for a confirmation of the covenant between them & also of a very sad parting.
The Life of David: David's Early Years 1 SAMUEL 20:1-23 TESTING LOYALTY This is a sad chapter in the lives of Saul, Jonathan and David. David goes to Jonathan convinced that Saul is intent on putting him to death. David is seeking to learn what he has done to cause Saul to feel this way ...read more
Contributed on Nov 4, 2013
In this chapter Nathan presents two different oracles from God to David, tied together by different understandings of the word "house." David wants to build a house for God; God instead intends to build David's house.
2 SAMUEL 7: 1-17 [The Life of David] WHEN GOD SAYS NO TO OUR DREAMS [Luke 22:14-20] In this chapter Nathan presents two different oracles from God to David, tied together by different understandings of the word "house." David wants to build a house for God; God instead intends to build ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2013
The way David responded to God's correction and the new Word from the Lord is a good example to follow for any Christian. For David could then be over whelmed by a sense of God's grace & goodness.
2 SAMUEL 7: 18-29 [The Life of David] BROKEN DREAMS RESTORED [Psalm 73:25-28] While David's proposal has been turned aside, God's acceptance of David's desire is not denied. God takes the desire of David's heart to build Yahweh's house and sovereignly declares that He will build an ...read more
Contributed on Jan 13, 2014
This story doesn't gloss over anything. It dramatize David's humanness in an unforgettable way. It offers amazing insight into the elements that make us spiritually vulnerable. It reminds us that in accomplishing His purpose God always is forced to use fallible people
2 SAMUEL 11: 1-5 [The Life of David] DAVID AND BATHSHEBA [James 1:14-15] This section deals with one of the most familiar stories in this part of the Old Testament, with the possible exception of the story of David and Goliath. It is the story of David's disastrous affair with Bathsheba ...read more
Contributed on Feb 3, 2014
Here is David's attempt to manipulate others in order to hide his sin. Far to many today still manipulate others in an attempt to get their way or to hide their sin. "O, what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive."
2 SAMUEL 11: 6-27 [The Life of David] MASTER MANIPULATORS [Revelation 21:8] Forty-two years ago (June 17, 1972), hotel personnel noticed that a stairwell door lock had been taped in the open position. Three police officers responded to find five unauthorized individuals inside the ...read more