in archaeology), more than any
other physical human.(and
Hezekiah was close).being
in the Old
and application of his Creator's gift of righteousness
to him and the fact that when enemies are come against you, it is the Creator
who is behind it:.2Samuel
16:11,12. David was a man hot for God.
When you see the phrase
'house of David', it refers to those now living who were of David's lineage,
a man no one ever forgot.
When you see the phrase
'throne of David', it refers to David being king, a forerunner
of the greater king, Christ, having come out of the lineage of David.(Matthew
1:6-16; Acts 2:30),
who would also sit on a throne over all the Earth:.Matthew
25:31 "When the Son of man shall come in his glory and all the holy
angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory." 2Thessalonians
1:10 "When he shall come to be glorified in his saints and to be admired
in all them that believe..."
2:17 "And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down and the haughtiness
of men shall be made low and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day."
1:32 "He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Highest
and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David."
David was a good king:.2Samuel
8:15 "And David reigned over all Israel and David executed judgment
and justice unto all his people."
David had a great reputation
among all that knew of him:.2Samuel
7:8,9 "...I took thee from the sheepcote.(a
for sheep), from following the sheep,
to be ruler over my people...I was with thee whithersoever you went and
have cut off all your enemies out of your sight and have made you a great
name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth."
8:15 "And David reigned
over all Israel and David executed judgment
unto all his people."
David became hot for spiritual
29:13. He meditated much. Get
a free Bible program
and search for the word meditation. David's words on meditation are in
the listings of the Psalms that will come up in your search.
And he did some bad stuff.
After the absolutely horrible things
David did, he comes to an unusual understanding of God's depth of love
for him. No wonder he was hot for God!
42:1,2 "My soul thirsts for the living God's appearance.(or,
original can mean, 'God's face'; David was very interested in knowing all
about this Great Infinite Being is what the scripture means)?"
Creator chose David for a
purpose back then:.Psalms
78:70-72 "He chose David also his servant and took him from the sheepfolds,
from following the ewes.(full
grown female sheep).great
with young he brought him to feed Jacob
his people and Israel his inheritance. So he fed them according to the
integrity of his heart and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands."
The Creator had David anointed
to be king:.1Samuel
The Creator made a covenant,
an agreement with David:.2Samuel
even Darwin later).was
very forgiving and respectful of others.
Saul was always out to get
David. It's what jealousy will
do to a person.
Saul was afraid.(1Samuel
David and had tried to kill.(1Samuel
before and was pursuing him again:.1Samuel
26:9,23 "And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not, for who can stretch
forth his hand against the Lord's
anointed and be guiltless?.....for the LORD delivered thee into my
hand to day, but I would not stretch forth mine hand against the Lord's
had ample opportunity
to kill Saul, but he respected
him and was kind
David had great respect
for the king and the king's son, so much so that he would not lift a finger
against them, even though the king was out to get David.(king
Saul's son, Jonathan,
was a close friend of David). David
was not an avenger.
He knew the Creator takes
care of these things.(Romans
12:19), lesson being, if someone
wrongs you and you did nothing to cause it, God will take care of it. David
even had one of his men kill the person who killed the wounded king.
great leader, however, was not forgiving of those who harm others that
the Creator has put in power:.1Kings
David had many mighty warriors
David took time for God:.2Samuel
He had many children when
he lived in Hebron.and
more when he lived in Jerusalem:.1Chronicles
had taken all the things from the people who were with David while he and
his men were away, so David took the men who felt they were still able
to go on another journey to recover everything and went after them. Upon
arriving back home, the men who had gone with David, felt they should not
share in all the stuff they brought back that belonged to the Amalekites.
It was a 'you didn't come
with us to help, so the stuff is all ours' attitude. But David didn't think
selfishness of any kind should be rewarded. The story:.1Samuel
You would think that David's
descendents would not want others to become aware of the fact that they
have descended from a murderer. Consider then God, who arranged for Emmanuel
to come out of the lineage
1:1; Romans 1:3. What forgiveness
David handed his son Solomon