King David Research Paper

DAVID?S BIG LIFE AND THE BIG LESSONS IT OFFERS BELIEVERS
To describe David as a legendary figure is an appropriate nod to the impact his life has had on multiplied millions.
But the story of his life is not a legend, it is a fact and its scope is extraordinary. When you travel with David through the journey that was his life you are in for a wild ride filled with unbelievable highs and devastating lows.
I can?t think of any Biblical biography ? a biography contained with Scripture ? that gives more detail than the one of David.
Just to demonstrate that in one way:
Numbers of mentions of the following names:
Abram, and Abraham ? 54+231=285
Moses ? 848
David over 1080
He is mentioned in 19 OT books and 9 NT books. David left a big footprint
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But in some of his last recorded words David referred to it as a covenant. (II Samuel 23:5). A covenant is a binding agreement between two parties. It can be between two men or between God and a man or group. You might recall that David and Johnathan made a covenant which David thought of when he helped Jonathan?s son Mephibosheth. But our focus is on covenants that involve God. God didn?t make a lot of covenants with individuals in the OT. He made one with Noah about future floods. He made one with Abraham about giving him and his seed a piece of land. He then made one with Israel which we won?t go into now. But then he made one with David. It was unilateral and David didn?t have to do a thing, God just said I?m going to do this. Now we know how Solomon sinned and how the kingdom was divided after his death. Other wicked kings ruled and the people of Israel were scattered and the people of Judah were taken captive to Babylon. The temple was destroyed and Jerusalem was a virtual wilderness. Even after their return and the rebuilding of the temple foreign powers dominated them except for a brief period. After their return there was no Jewish king in Israel. The descendants of Abraham longed for a king like David and held to the promise that there one day would be. Many who encountered Jesus hoped it was Him. As Jesus was about to ascend, his disciples asked if He was now going to restore the kingdom in Israel which was under Roman occupation at the time. That was not why Jesus came. When Jerusalem was burned to the ground in 70 A.D by the Romans and the Jews were scattered throughout the world for hundreds of years it looked like it might never happen. But God?s covenant with David was and still is in effect. God does not forget His covenants, He brings them to

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