DAVID: The Introduction

David a man after God’s own heart. (I Samuel 13:14)

David from the Hebrew name (Dawid) probably derived from (dwd) meaning beloved. David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. He was a man of contrasts. He was wholeheartedly committed to God, yet guilty of some of the most serious sins recorded in the Old Testament.

David lived, first in the shadow of his brothers, then constantly on the run from vengeful King Saul. Even after he became king of Israel, David was engaged in almost constant warfare to defend the kingdom. King David was a great military conqueror, but he could not conquer Himself. King David fathered Solomon, one of Israel’s greatest kings, he was also the father of Absalom, whose rebellion brought bloodshed and grief.

King David’s life was a case of emotional highs and lows. He left for the Church an example of passionate love of God and dozens of Psalms, teaching us on our walk with God.

We will start our study of David by looking at a review of the life of Saul (First King of Israel), to see the contrast between Saul and David.

One major question we may need to answer during this study is at what time did David become a man after God’s own heart and did he become a man of God’s heart!!!

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