Giving up privilege is a difficult process. It’s a humbling process.
THE BIG OOPSIE 2 Samuel 8:1 - 12:31 Summary: It took a lot of work, but after a bloody fight over the throne and the capture of Jerusalem, David has finally settled down to rule the Israelites. Things go quite well at first. David conquers the Philistines, the Moabites, the Arameans, and the Edomites, quickly … Continue reading The Story of King David: Week 5
DAVID'S ROCKY START 2 Samuel 1:1 - 7:30 Summary: David, who had stayed behind when the Philistines and Israelites fought, is brought news of Saul's defeat by a messenger who, hoping to gain favor with David, tells David that it was he who killed Saul. David, still loyal to his king, has the messenger killed for his … Continue reading The Story of King David: Week 4
THE END OF SAUL 1 Samuel 25:1 - 31:13 Summary: Samuel, the prophet and judge who had led Israel before the monarchy and who strongly opposed it, dies and is buried in his hometown. David and his men had been acting as unofficial (and unhired) police around Nabal’s flocks and shepherds. When the festival time … Continue reading The Story of King David: Week 3
ON THE RUN 1 Samuel 21:1 - 24:22 Summary: David is on the run. With Saul in pursuit, he flees to Nob. There, he meets Ahimelech the priest. Afraid he may tell Saul where he is, David tells Ahimelech that he is on a mission for Saul and needs bread urgently for his men. Ahimelech … Continue reading The Story of King David: Week 2