The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me — 2 Samuel 22:21
He is an important figure, mentioned 1,100 times in Scripture. When he was young, he maintained his integrity. As he grew accustomed to power, David became careless: This included adultery with Bathsheba and the murder her husband, Uriah. For these sins, he paid a very high price for the rest of his life. The second part of his reign was beset by family and domestic problems, including incest, murder, rebellion, and a deadly plague. All of these things were written for our benefit, so we can learn from the successes and failures of David, the man after God’s own heart.
In David, King of Israel: Understanding the Book of 2 Samuel – Part 02 (Chapters 13-24), you will learn about:
- Scandalous trouble of his family with Amnon, Tamar, and Absalom.
- Absalom’s usurpation and David’s humiliating flight from Jerusalem.
- The rebellion of Sheba.
- Three years of famine.
- A psalm of praise (22) and tribute to the mighty men (23)
- David’s foolish census.