Lessons from King David: Death of David

As David grows old and his days are numbered, his son Adonijah attempts to take his throne. Bathsheba goes before David to plead the case for her son, Solomon. “The king solemnly promised, “As God lives, the God who delivered me from every kind of trouble, I’ll do exactly what I promised in God’s name, the God of Israel: Your […]

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Lessons from King David: David, the Father

While David had numerous sons, there is little that we know about most of them. But, what we do know about his children tells us a lot about David as a father. David only has one daughter mentioned by name in scriptures. That daughter is Tamar. She was raped by her half-brother-Amnon. “King David heard the whole story and was […]

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Lessons from King David: A Revolt

Absalom killed his half brother, Amnon, for raping his sister, Tamar. For three years he lived in exile, before King David allowed him to return home. However, it was another two years before David agreed to see his son. Yet, the trouble with Absalom was far from over. Absalom decided that the time has come for him to become king. […]

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Lessons from King David: Caring for Others

David was king and Saul was long dead, but David had not forgotten him. “One day David asked, “Is there anyone left of Saul’s family? If so, I’d like to show him some kindness in honor of Jonathan.” {2 Samuel 9:1} David was reminded of Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth. Mephibosheth is described as “lame in both feet.” {2 Samuel 9:3} Mephibosheth […]

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Lessons from King David: Worshiping God

Once of the first recorded acts of King David was when he ” headed for Baalah to recover the Chest of God”. {2 Samuel 6:1} This chest of God was known as the Ark of the Covenant. Notice that this was not a solemn procession and occasion. “David and the whole company of Israel were in the parade, singing at […]

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Lessons from King David: Waiting on God

David has been anointed as the future king, killed Goliath and soothed Saul’s inner spirits. David is now married to King Saul’s daughter, Michal. When Saul desires to murder David, Michal helps him escape. {1 Samuel 19} David went first to Samuel and then his best friend {Saul’s own son}, Jonathan helped David to escape. {1 Samuel 20} David continues […]

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Lessons from King David: A Hero

David has defeated the Philistine giant, Goliath. Saul sets David over “the men of war” and the people love him. As they are going through the city, the women come out to greet them. “And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” {1 Samuel 18:7} Saul is […]

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Lessons from King David: Goliath

At some point David has returned to the fields and his sheep. 1 Samuel 16:17 tells us that Jesse’s three oldest sons {Eliab, Abinadab and Shammah} have followed Saul into battle. The Philistine’s are torturing Saul and his men. For forty days he “drew near morning and night”. Jesse asked David to take his brothers some food. David does as […]

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Lessons from King David: Gift of Music

David has been anointed by the Lord {1 Samuel 16} and the Lord is with him. However, an evil spirit has come upon Saul. Saul’s men do not know what to do about Saul and this evil spirit. One of them has heard of a son of Jesse and described him as “cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, […]

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Lessons from King David: Shepherd Boy

Let’s set a little bit of history for when we first meet David. Saul has angered the Lord, who has promised to take the throne from Saul. At the beginning of 1 Samuel 16, the Lord ask Samuel how long he will mourn for Saul. The Lord then tells Samuel to go to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for among his sons […]

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When You Are Angry At God

Last week, we discussed being alone and I shared to turn to God during that time. However, what happens when you are angry at God? If you’ve never been angry at God then bless you. However, at some point, something has happened in which you have probably been angry at God. In the Bible, Job was angry with God when […]

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Hall of Faith: Micaiah, was not afraid

In the Hall of Faith, is listed those who were moreover of bonds and imprisonment. Micaiah is one of those whom this refers to. The name Micaiah means who is like God. Micaiah should not be confused with the prophet, Micah. The story of Micaiah can be found in 1 Kings 22. King Jehoshaphat of Judah goes to visit King […]

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