Biblical Bios: King David, Part 3
Kind David 3 - David's Reign
In this lesson we conclude our series on King David, looking at the period after the consolidation of his reign in Jerusalem. During this period, there's a significant shift in the narrative, with a focus now on David's mistakes and failures. Despite the contrast with the earlier period of David's live, it is in this season that we learn what David is truly made of, and why God esteems him so highly. Even in his weakness, he is humble and vulnerable before God, completely abandoned to his will through faith in his goodness. We also explore briefly the deep insight into David's heart and his brand of faith so pleasing to God by looking at the psalms. In all these things and more, we see how God through David prepared the world for the arrive of his Son Jesus, the heir of David, who looks so often like his ancient ancestor. This is at the last the highest tribute God pays to David, who becomes the most significant foreshadow of Christ in all the Old Testament.
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Fr. Adam Rick
A prayerbook Christian with a patristic twist.