The long-term effects of David's affair with Bathsheba was that he lusted for her and forced to be his wife, even though she was already married. However, she became pregnant and so the king David orders her husband to return home. Once he returned from the front lines of battle, King David
King David, a man after the Lord’s own heart, I believe helped forge the great nation of Israel; he was handpicked by God himself and still fell short of God’s glory. His leadership was responsible for uniting the tribes, expanding Israel’s borders, preparing the city of Jerusalem for the organization of God’s temple, and all the while fighting his own character flaws. King David’s legacy followed his children through time as the example of how to lead, fight and stand on the Law which was handed down from God through Moses. I choose King David because he understood what it took to be a good leader; he also understood his people and the responsibility that it took to forge the great nation of Israel.
David also prays that God’s people can learn from God’s example. David is praising God, saying that there is no one like him and no other nation that compares to Israel. He asks that God will carry out his promises towards Israel- keeping his people as his own, forever. David ends his prayer by asking God for a blessing that David’s house will last
In the Deuteronomistic tradition, when the people initially asked for a king, God held ambivalence. Despite the Lord’s warnings, the Israelites still wanted a king in order to be like the other nations around them. As a result of this response, the Lord’s anger was kindled, as his people had lost faith in his protection as well as they threatened the covenant by showing a yearning not to be a special people distinct from the other nations and ruled by God alone. Nevertheless, God granted the wish of the Israelites through king Saul; however, this gift from the Lord was soured by Saul’s impiety and disregard for the nation of Israel. Only through the next monarch, King David, would the wish of security of the nation be fulfilled. These fact can be seen through the ascension stories of king Saul and king David. While King Saul initially had the support of the Lord and the leaders of Israel, he did not correctly fulfil the position as monarch. On the other hand, David proved to be the legitimate king of Israel as he served the Lord and the People of Israel willingly and as he maintained the laws of the covenant.
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.
King David was annointed by God at a young age, when he was still a shepherd boy tending to his family's flocks. He was charged to go forth and kill the giant Goliath, despite the fact that he was a boy that had never faced battle, and had no weapon aside from his slingshot and rocks. Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds, David was
This action showed David’s flaws through him being selfish. David also was greedy when he demanded commanders to not kill his son. “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom” (208). David and his commanders were competing in a war against his son Absalom. David ordered them not to kill his son because he was acting selfish. David is a flawed leader who can be considered as human because of his
In the piece, Faith and Resilience: King David's Reaction to the Death of Bathsheba's Firstborn, David A. Bosworth looks at King David’s mourning, or rather lack of mourning, over the death of his son and Bathsheba’s firstborn and how this points to his resiliency as a result of the factors of the time period but more importantly, as a result of his faith in God. In the paper, Bosworth looks at King David’s previous faith in the Lord through rough patches as well as time period specific factors that could have led to his resiliency. Predating his official reign as king, David has taken an active role in his life through his belief in God’s Will and his belief that God’s Will can be changed through human prayer and entreaty. Bosworth points out that the life of David was one wrought with strife and familial contention.
In order to cover his wrong doing so not to be caught, King David invites Uriah to come home from war to spend time with his wife, specifically with the intent of causing it to appear that he has impregnated his wife. However, Uriah does not follow this plan due to his obligation to the war and his troupe. For this reason, King David again manipulates the situation and commands that the troupe move closer to the enemy lines, placing Uriah in the most vulnerable position, causing his death on the battle field. Later when Nathan exposes King David’s behavior through the story of the traveler and the poor mans ewe, King David becomes enraged by the act of the traveler. Nathan then shows King David that he is the traveler, taking the poor mans ewe. King David does not feel repentance or remorse until his behavior is exposed at the cost of Bathsheba’s child’s
King David had many sons and daughters. Most of them had tragic deaths or were physically abused. But one of the king’s sons would become the next king of Israel. He would also be the wisest person to ever walk the earth. Although he would have many victories, he would also have a few losses. This remarkable young child was named Solomon. Solomon was the tenth son of David and the second son of Bathsheba. He had only grown up in the palace in Jerusalem, yet at a young age he had much knowledge. He knew how brutal and dangerous the outside world was, and he also knew what it was like to be treated with respect and give respect. After his father passed, Solomon, who was now King, helped Israel to reach what was called “the
The biblical story of King David and his conflict with King Saul is one of the most notable stories in the Hebrew Bible. The case can be made that it was the Lord's intention to give Israel a king all along, but the people of Israel didn't want to wait for what the Lord had for them wanted a King for the wrong motives and reasons. As it is stated in Samuel 8, the elders of Israel gathered together and went to Samuel asking for a King. After warnings from Samuel, Samuel obeyed the people of Israel and the Lord and made Saul the first King of Israel.
The woman was very beautiful,3 and David sent someone to find out about her. (Samuel 11:2).” This verses show us that David: 1. saw a beautiful woman (first) 2. felt lust (second) 3. decided to find out who she was --- found out she was married (third)-by wanting her after he found
Jonathan noticed his father’s failure of meeting God’s orders, so he took a step forward as a leader even though Saul had caused his line to end. He knew that Saul did not like David even though he brought David to his palace and allowed him to marry his daughter. Saul viewed David’s accomplishment as a positive thing until David “became immensely popular with people” (102). “Saul-ever fearful and threatened, as well as aware that his dynasty was cursed and his kingdom would not last- soon grew suspicious of the young champion, saw him as his rival, and sought to murder him” (102). Jonathan disliked his father’s actions towards David, that it caused him to go against his father to protect
The sins of David committed adultery with Bathsheba, he tried to cover this sin up by later murdering Bathsheba’s husband Uriah. As a consequence of David’s disobedience his son when born was struck with an illness and died in seven days. David said to Nathan “I have sinned against
The primary, David was not ruined by honor god favored him with. Samuel anointed David ruler of isreal, however what did David do after such an extraordinary occasion? Ruler saul went to go get david, and he discovered him right back at his old employment shperding the sheep. The anointing oil did not ruin david. Despite the immense criticalness of his anointing, david did a reversal to the fields to look after his sheep with the blessed anointing oil still upon his head. David may have been the future ruler, however he was not above doing the lowliest, dirtiest work in all of isreal.