And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. 13He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever — 2 Samuel 7:12-13
He was anointed by the prophet Samuel to be the next king of Israel. He waited patiently and meekly over many years. There were many setbacks on his pathway to the throne. The most disheartening was the deadly persecution by his king and father-in-law, Saul. When he finally ascended to the throne, he had a rival with Ishbosheth, Saul’s son. Yet eventually he became king over all of Israel. Then God made him a promise – the Davidic covenant – that prepared Israel for the coming of Jesus the Messiah and helped change the world.
In David, King of Israel: Understanding the Book of 2 Samuel Part 01 – Chapters 01-12, you will learn about:
- David’s early reign: seven and a half years in Hebron;
- His history-making, world-changing conquest of Jerusalem;
- David’s victories over Ishbosheth, the Philistines, Moabites, Zobah, Ammonites and more.
- God’s initiation of the ‘Davidic Covenant,’ combining Israel’s king and kingdom, with God’s King and kingdom.
- His grievous sin against Uriah and Bathsheba tainted the rest of his reign.