CHARACTER STUDY: KING DAVID 28

KEY SCRIPTURE: 2nd Kings 12:10. “Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.”

More trouble continues to erupt in the house of David. His son Absalom plans and kills Amnon David’s eldest son. (1st Samuel 13:29). When King David heard it, he was very sad and mourned for him… Absalom ran away from his house and stayed at Talmal with the King of Geshur. Many people go through certain conditions that are as a result of their own actions. None of these would have come upon David if he had not allowed his lust to lead him and have subsequently killed Uriah.  

This earth is ruled by laws and principles. Let everyone be very careful how he or she leads his life. Galatians. 6:7 “Be not deceived God is not mocked for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.” You always reap what you sow (NOTE; this does not mean everyone’s experience is as a result of something he has done. Job had afflictions yet he did not directly cause it.)

David’s son Absalom became the very instrument Satan used to torment him. Despite all these David never became bitter against Absalom. Trials will certainly come in one’s life at a point in time. The important thing, is how you respond to the situations as they unfold.

In 2nd Samuel 14:33, Joab David’s military general brought Absalom who David had not seen for two years because he killed Amnon and bolted away. David did not reject him, but kindly accepted him

In 2nd Samuel 15, Absalom planned a conspiracy against David. He stole the hearts of all Israel and then caused the people to proclaim him king in Hebron. David immediately did not raise a resistance to fight back.  King David’s focus was to win God’s approval. His focus was not just to fight back. In 2nd Sam 15:25, the following is said about him. “And the king said unto Zadok; carry back the ark of God into the city: If I shall find favor in the eyes of the Lord, he will bring me again and show me both it and his habitation: “But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold here am I, let him do to me that which seemeth good unto him”. David was an amazing man of God. He was not primarily concerned about sitting on the throne. He was concerned about the will of God being done in his life. (note: David had sinned and so was under God’s judgement and must allow His will to be done) He always sought to please God in all life’s situations not what people will say or what appears good to him.

David went after God’s heart. God never forsook him.

Prayer: Father help us to always seek to please you.

Further Study

Proverbs 3:5-6 ” Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”.

Romans 8:28  ” and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”.

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