It was Prince Gabriel, who had broken rank first, sauntering forward with all eyes on him. He humbles himself when standing across from the king, their fight, a distant memory. “Our focus needs to be on protecting our people and our kingdom,” he declares and asks. “What happen during your time at King David’s court?” King Robert recounted his tale, in which his brothers were not surprised by King David’s trickery. “The body we believe was of someone who had perished a week prior.” “Do you believe the Shadow is alive?” Prince Fabian said. In which point the king replies, “I don’t know.” “Have you spoken with the Seeker? Has he explain why King David would conceal the Shadow from you?” he queries. “King David must’ve known his deceit will be uncovered.” “Soon,” the king responds, sliding his eyes to a quiet Gabriel. “Brother, what’s wrong? You make me feel uneasy when you’ve been silent for this long.” All eyes bounce to him. “Brother, do you know something?” Fabian inquires. Gabriel’s eyes scan the room, before landing on the king. He has an answer to Fabian’s question, one he is not too thrilled with revealing, how he pertain this knowledge. His thick brows bend inwards, as he bites his lower lip. He felt as if he was chain to a wall-like a servant being tortured for the whereabouts of his master. He knew he needed to speak, no matter the consequence to himself. His brother, King Robert, is in a dire situation, and for once, needed his unorthodox ways of attaining
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As we examine the heroes of the faith outlined for us in the Old Testament, we would be hard pressed to find a more faithful man that King David. After the death of King Saul, David became the King of the Hebrew people. David, who was meek and pious, steadfastly believed in the true God and tried to do His will. He had endured much persecution from Saul and other enemies but did not become bitter, did not lift his hand against Saul, as he was the Lord’s anointed, but placed all his hope in God, and the Lord delivered him from all his enemies.
In 2 Samuel the narrative shifts to the reign of David as he rises above Saul’s son Ish-bosheth to become the king, first of Judah and then of all the tribes of Israel (5:1–4). The book records David’s wars of conquest including the capture of Jerusalem and the relocation of the ark of the covenant to the City of David (6:1–19). But the author also records David’s failures: his adultery with Bathsheba (11:1–26), Absalom’s rebellion (15:1–18:30), Sheba’s revolt (20:1–26), and the disastrous census (24:1–25). Like all the prophetic writers, the author presents a portrait of his historical figures from the perspective of their faithfulness to God’s covenant.
From that day on David showed his loyalty to God, by speaking victory into existence. For example, before David battled Goliath, he consulted how the Lord will help him have the strength to kill the mighty giant, and let it be known that there is a God among them. The end results were David being triumphant over Goliath. People saw him differently, no longer a shepherd boy but a warrior, and a future king of Israel.
While David did not know anything that was going on between his uncle and father David still went on this long journey. When David had finally arrived to his location, his uncle had unlocked the door. When his uncle had unlocked, and opened the door David became very nervous and terrified because he did not know that was his uncle, and when he had opened the door his uncle had looked very terrifying. At first his uncle seemed very calm and welcoming but it was all just pretend. It turned out that his uncle was trying to kill him. One night, it was a serious thunderstorm going on and Ebenezer had made David go up five stories of the house by an outside stair to fetch some papers. In doing this his uncle, Ebenezer, hoped that he would fall to
Ch. 26 " Saul came after David again when he was in Hachilah " David and Abishai went down to where Saul was sleeping and took his Spear and water instead of killing Saul " David and Saul talked again, and Saul ended up going back to his place while David went his way Ch. 27 " David fled to Gath, and asked Achish for land that he may dwell in and he was given Ziklag " David invaded the Geshurites, the Gezrites, and the Amalekites and left no man or woman alive, then returned to Achish Ch. 28 " The Philistines rose up against Israel " Saul enquired the Lord about the battle, but He did not respond " Saul went to a woman to bring Samuel back from the dead and Samuel told Saul that he and his sons will be delivered to the Philistines the following
As future king and the hero who slew Goliath, David’s life had star quality. Like public figures today, there was interest in his life. News today spreads faster, but the news about the famous always discovered by the people.
“My lord!” Bellowed the messenger of King David. “What is it, can’t you see i am working,” answered the King in agitation. “but my lord, it is a message from the gods!” replied Samuel with great fear in his eyes. The king
According to the New Living Translation (1996) King David lived halfway between the lives of Abraham and Jesus, in addition to becoming one of the most important leaders for Israel and "a man after God's own heart" ( 1 Samuel 13:14). David's place of birth was Bethlehem, City of David Jerusalem where he grew up as a shepherd, but he is better known for his youthful triumph over Goliath, as well as being a poet, musician, soldier, and a king (Holy Bible, NLT, 1996). King David died at the age of seventy after ruling for forty years.
Following the conversation, David receives a reward of moving up ranks in the Israelite army. As a result, David resurrects in the town of Jerusalem from carrying the title of sheep herder to a high army rank. Also Saul tells his servants, “I will give her(Michael-his daughter) to him(David).” (1 Samuel 18: 21) Because David conquers the Philistinism giant, the hometown of Jerusalem rewards the peasant with Michael, Saul's daughter, and a hierarchical jump to an army general. With a story that follows the hero's journey, not many people expect a person with little qualities of a hero to save the day.
Everything had happened in a blink of an eye to David. When David was walking away from his uncle while he was talking to Captain Hoseason, Captain Hoseason had kidnapped him. David didn’t know what was going on, but he had a feeling it had something to do with his uncle and the House of Shaws. When Hoseseason had kidnapped David he made David one of his slaves, and is planning to take him to the
After defeating Goliath, whose head lies at David's feet, he rests his sword by his side. It seems almost impossible that such a young boy as David could have accomplished such a task. The look portrayed on David himself too seems doubtful of the deed, as he glances down towards Goliath?s head at his feet.
In the story David and Goliath there is a great lesson to be learned. The story shows that you should never underestimate your opponent and be prepared for anything. David’s own intellect and knowledge of his own abilities enabled him to become the smaller, but stronger opponent. It all comes down to who is the better leader.
The ultimate goal here is to challenge the writer find a definitive reason for the downfall of King David who is said to be a man after God’s own heart.