9th December “Remember the gospel that I preach: Jesus Christ, a descendant of David, was raised from the dead.” (2 Timothy 2:8) King David was the shepherd boy and musician who became one of Israel’s greatest kings. After defeating Goliath on the battlefield in the service of King Saul, he went on to displace Saul … Continue reading King David, the shepherd king
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David becomes king (2 Samuel 5:1-3)
David settled in Hebron, where he was made king of Israel. He later captured Jerusalem, expanded his kingdom and was promised an everlasting throne.
Bathsheba, the mother of King Solomon (1 Kings 1:1-2:19)
Bathsheba, the wife of King David and mother of Solomon, played a significant role in the royal history of Israel. She overcame adversity and was honoured as the king's mother, despite the scandalous circumstances of her marriage to David.
King David’s affair with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:1-12:15)
During his reign, King David fell from grace by having an affair with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, one of his loyal soldiers. He arranged Uriah's death to conceal the scandal, but ultimately repented of his sin after being confronted by the prophet Nathan.
The Seven Penitential Psalms (Psalms 6; 32; 38; 51; 102; 130 and 143)
The Seven Penitential Psalms are a collection of seven prayers of repentance from the book of Psalms. Traditionally attributed to King David, they were widely used in the medieval Church as prayers of contrition.
The Psalms of David (Psalm 45:1-17)
The 150 psalms are a collection of religious songs that were used in the worship of the Temple of Jerusalem. They were written by King David and other musicians. They are now also used in Christian worship.