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    Solomon's Disobedience

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    During the time of Samuel, why did the people of Israel desire a king? Saul, David, and Solomon are the most well-known kings of Israel, and the common attribute that each king either excelled in or struggled with was obedience. Obedience is what God asked from each king; unfortunately, not every king obeyed the commands of the Lord. Originally, they were not supposed to a king, but the people of Israel did not trust God and wanted to follow other nations. Samuel at the time was getting old and decided to appoint his sons Joel and Abijah as the leaders of Israel. However, Samuels sons did not follow their father’s ways, and chased after material gains in dishonest ways such as bribery. The elders of Israel were aware of what was going on with Samuels sons and believed it was time for Israel to have an appointed king. Samuel did not like the idea of having a king, so he prayed to God, and God said told him to appoint a king, for the people of Israel wanted to copy other nations, and rejected God as their king. Because the people did not trust God, they showed disobedience, and appointed a king named Saul. Ed Hindson and Gary Yates, who wrote The Essence of the Old testament: Survey, best explains best explains how the people of Israel only cared about the outer appearance, while God focuses on the heart (164) Why was Saul chosen, and, ultimately, why was he rejected? When Saul, the son of Kish, was sent by his father to look for donkey, Saul and his servant decided to visit…

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    God called David to be the “shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel” (New Revised Standard Version, 2 Samuel 5:2). David replaced King Saul, the first king of Israel because he had lost favor with the Lord. As king, David conquered the previous inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Jebusites. After David and the Israelites settled in Jerusalem, the Philistine people tried to conquer them. However, the Lord delivered a victory to David, which allowed him to obtain the Ark of the…

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    Introduction: Saul was vulnerable in the cave with David and his men. They were ready to kill him but he spares his life and just cut off the corner of his robe. David said that he had the opportunity to kill him but he said that his hand will never be against him. Lead Though Questions: David and his men were far back in the……… (Cave.) I will give your enemy to you’re…….. (Hands.) I said, ‘I will not lay my hand on my lord because he is the LORD’s ………. (Anointed).’ Spiritual Questions: Why did…

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    David And Michal Essay

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    Michal was the first wife of David. She is also one of the only women who is stated to have loved another man, and this indicates that this entire narrative will have a different tone and atmosphere to it. The fact that love plays a part within a marriage in the Old Testament should be noted. However, her love for David does not endure. Michal’s character transitions from 1 Samuel to 2 Samuel, highlighting her use in the story as one who stands firm in her actions, even against David, in order…

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    Essay On King David

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    The story of two kings and one’s jealousy leads to the want of the other dead. He turns away from God. The people are warned what would happen if they were given a king to rule them. Saul was chosen to become king but the most the people rejected him from the start. After Saul’s sin, God anoints a new king to one day take his place, David. David will become the better king over Saul. After David’s reign, another king takes charge and divides the Israel due to his sin against God. God has plans…

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    The High-Cost Of Sin

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    The High Cost of Sin David was a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22), and one of the most talented characters of the Old Testament. He was not only a king, he was a poet, a musician, a mighty warrior and humble. David was brave enough to kill a lion and a bear, and noble enough that he refused to kill Saul because he was God’s anointed. (I Samuel 26:23) David was a good man; he was one of God’s favorites; yet, he fell into deep sin and the Bible doesn’t hide the scars on him. “It happened…

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    Though not godlike themselves, but rather divinely chosen, the kings of ancient Hebrews were representatives of god. Not only they had responsibilities for their subjects, but were viewed as superhuman. King was a military leader who fought for the safety and security of his people. A king served justice in between people; they are the top judge in their land, they are the defenders of the helpless and they are the abandoners of the individuals with the injustice behaviors. A king was one that…

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    The story of David was about a flawed man that couldn't be ignored. The rise of David's power showed that he was both a military and a political genius. David grew up in a family of royal history. It was said that the house of Jesse, David's father, was a house of wealth, scholarliness, generosity, and responsibility. David's rise to power all began with God appearing to Samuel, one of Saul's advisees, and telling him to travel to Bethlehem, where he would find the next of kin in Jesse's family.…

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    Star of David The Star of David affects many of the lives to this day from way back then when it was a symbol of discrimation to now, a sign of hope. And how it came to be the symbol it is now today, also the different meanings it may have and how it is viewed by some of the people in the world. The symbol the star of David dated back to over a thousand years ago. The star of David in the oldest surviving copy of the Masorectic text, the Leningrad codex, dated 1008. The earliest archaeological…

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    Qualities that good leaders should have are courage, trustworthiness, and wisdom. Odysseus in the Odyssey and Samuel, Saul, and David in the Books of Samuel, all display these characteristics. Most people think that a leader is supposed to be perfect and have no flaws but that is not true. Odysseus, Samuel, Saul and David all had their own faults while leading but they still managed to lead victoriously. The first quality that a good leader should have is courage. Courage is the ability to do…

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