DAVID AND GOLIATH
King David was the gold standard of kings in Israel. After Israel was taken captive, the prophets began to dream of a new king like David who would reign with justice and mercy and whose kingdom would never end. The called this coming king the “Son of David.” In this series we look at snapshots from the life of David that show why he was so revered, and we look at how Jesus embodies those traits and expands on them. This first message looks at the famous story of David and Goliath.
HUMAN NEED AND GOD'S HOLINESS
David is on the run from Saul when he comes to the house of God in Nob. He lies to the priest to get some sacred bread. Why would David be celebrated for this? And what does all this have to do with Jesus?
DAVID SPARES SAUL'S LIFE
David gets his chance to take Saul’s life, but he chooses to show mercy. For this reason, he has the kingdom in his hand.
DANCING WITH THE LORD
David puts on a big parade to bring the Ark of the Covenant into his newly designated capital of Jerusalem. This both honors God and consolidates his power. The temptation here is to manipulate religious symbols for personal gain, something often done in the modern world.
AN ETERNAL HOUSE
In the theological center of the David story, God promises to make David a house that will last forever. In exile, the prophets continued to hope for a new king. They believed that God would be faithful to his word, even when it appeared he had failed to keep his promise.