Contributed on Nov 7, 2020
David was perhaps Israel's greatest king. He wasn't born into a royal family, and didn't meet the guidelines some might have expected of a king, but God chose him. And that was enough.
Introduction: David was a very colorful character in the Bible. From a humble beginning in life, God used him to accomplish many things, eventually becoming king over all Israel. Not every person will have a “shepherd-to-scepter” life or encounter, such as what happened to David. Every believer in ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2020
Israel faced an enemy and thought they couldn't possibly defeat them. Goliath was a secret weapon, nearly ten feet tall and full of hatred for Israel. Then came a shepherd boy named David--and the rest is history.
Introduction: David had learned some of the arts of defense by tending his flock of sheep. Lions, bears, and perhaps other predators were always looking for sheep so it was up to the shepherd to protect them. After Samuel had anointed him (to be the future king), David had served Saul in a number ...read more
Contributed on Nov 21, 2020
We sometimes forget that David was human and would enjoy companionship. One day he found his first true love and she was closer than he ever thought possible.
Introduction: David was a young man when Samuel anointed him to be king over Israel and only a few years older, most likely, when he went into battle against Goliath. In the days and months afterwards, God was with him and blessed him in every way. But something that was not mentioned is David’s ...read more