David

Man of Prayer, Man of War

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Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 19.6 x 13.3 x 2.5 cm
topic

Biblical Studies, Bible Characters

format

Book

isbn

9780851519531

Original Pub Date

2007

Banner Pub Date

Jun 1, 2007

binding

Cloth-bound

page-count

304

scripture

1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings

Book Description

Only the supreme providence of God and the unfathomable depths of divine grace could have conceived and forged the life of David. God made the son of Jesse into the emblem of the kingly office which only Christ would fulfill more gloriously. He embodied all the qualities of manly nobility and charm. Everyone in his day loved David, except the most ugly and despicable figures.

No matter how high David rose above other men, his spirit was childlike toward the Lord. He who was equally at home holding the shepherd’s staff, the warrior’s sword, the poet’s harp, and the ruler’s sceptre, was completely transparent in the humbling of himself before the God of all the earth. This ease and simplicity in worship draws out our deepest emotions as we read the life of David, King of Israel. We love this man for showing us how to pray from every point of life’s compass. We love him for showing us how, in the midst of spiritual failure, we too can draw near to the Lord again in trust and devotion.

Perfectionists will not be comfortable with David. Those who stumble often, but who always turn with melted hearts to God for pardon and help, will find in him a brother for all situations. Such people will love the sacred history of his life and find it totally engrossing.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

  Introduction vii
1 A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART (1 Sam. 15:34‒16:1) 1
2 THE LORD LOOKS ON THE HEART (1 Sam. 16:2‒14) 9
3 THE LORD IS WITH HIM (1 Sam. 16:14‒23) 17
4 DAVID AND SAUL (1 Sam. 17:1‒39) 25
5 THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S (1 Sam. 17:40‒18:16) 33
6 LOVE AND MARRIAGE (1 Sam. 18:17‒19:17) 43
7 A SANCTUARY FROM OPPRESSION (1 Sam. 19:18‒24) 51
8 FAREWELL TO GIBEAH, HOME, AND FRIENDS (1 Sam. 20) 59
9 IN THE WILDERNESS–1 (1 Sam. 21 & 22) 67
10 IN THE WILDERNESS–2 (1 Sam. 23 & 24) 77
11 IN THE WILDERNESS–3 (1 Sam. 24) 85
12 IN THE WILDERNESS–4 (1 Sam. 25) 93
13 IN THE WILDERNESS–5 (1 Sam. 26) 101
14 EXILE (1 Sam. 27:1‒28:2; 29:1‒30:6) 109
15 ASCENDING TO A THRONE (1 Sam. 28 & 31) 117
16 LOOKING INTO THE FACE OF DEATH (2 Sam. 1) 125
17 CIVIL WAR (2 Sam. 2:1‒3:1) 133
18 CIVIL WAR STUMBLES TO A CONCLUSION (2 Sam. 3) 141
19 CORONATION (2 Sam. 4:1‒5:5) 149
20 THE CITY OF DAVID (2 Sam. 5:6‒25) 159
21 BRINGING THE ARK OF GOD TO JERUSALEM (2 Sam. 6) 167
22 THE HOUSE GOD WOULD BUILD (2 Sam. 7) 175
23 REMEMBERING OLD FRIENDS AND COVENANTS (2 Sam. 9) 183
24 DAVID’S TRAGIC SIN (2 Sam. 11) 191
25 DAVID’S REPENTANCE (2 Sam. 12:1‒14) 199
26 A STUNNING TRANSFORMATION (2 Sam. 12:15‒25) 209
27 GOD’S CHASTENING OF DAVID BEGUN (2 Sam. 13) 217
28 BETRAYED! (2 Sam. 13‒15) 227
29 DAVID’S MOURNFUL RETREAT (2 Sam. 15:13‒17:29) 235
30 CIVIL WAR ONCE MORE (2 Sam. 18:1‒19:8) 245
31 AN ELDERLY MAN OFFERS NOBLE SERVICE (2 Sam. 19:32‒40) 255
32 THE TERROR OF THE LORD (2 Sam. 21:1‒14) 263
33 PREPARATIONS FOR SOLOMON’S TEMPLE (2 Sam. 24) 271
34 A FINAL MESSIANIC PSALM (2 Sam. 23:1‒7) 279
35 DAVID PREPARES TO REST WITH HIS FATHERS (1 Kings 1 & 2) 287

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