Psalms 51 Pathway for Sinning Saint II

  1. David, a king after God’s own heart, not like the pagan kings

Though many opportunities to kill Saul, David does not do it. Philistines will slay Saul on Mount Gilboa (1 Sam 31)

Read the cited texts for deeper understanding.

Anointed 3 times- in his family home as a ruddy lad shepherd and youngest son 1 Sam 16:1-13, over Judah (2 Sam 2-4), then over entire kingdom Israel (2 Sam 5-6)

  1. God Makes a Covenant with David
  2. Make of David a great name/house/ royal dynasty
  3. God’s reign through his appointed king (Messianic psalms)
  4. Everlasting kingdom
  5. Raise up offspring after you literal and allegorical

David wants to build a Temple for the Lord, but YHWH will build a house/ dynasty for David that will be everlasting (Jesus). Solomon will be given this privilege once peace is on all sides.

[Easy to get lazy, push off what we should do, ripe for mistake.]

  1. David’s Sin (2 Sam 11)

In the spring when kings go to battle 2 Sam 11:1 In the spring of the year, the time when kings go forth to battle, David sent Jo′ab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they ravaged the Ammonites, and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.

 David is in Jerusalem gazing around, not having custody of his eyes, sees a beautiful woman bathing

David seduces Bathsheba, she conceives, and he tries to arrange for Uriah to sleep with his wife. But because Uriah is a righteous leader in solidarity with his soldiers, he refrains the marriage privilege.

David sends Uriah (and many of his men to death), which causes another man to be an accomplice, Joab the commander of David’s army