King David Research Paper

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David was the second and greatest of Israel’s kings. He can from humble beginnings and rose to the greatest of heights. He is known as a shepherd, musician, warrior, politician, administrator but most important is that of king. But even with all of these great talents, he was never afraid to admit that he was wrong and ask God for forgiveness. He was a man after God’s own heart. Many people wonder how could David be “a man after His heart” when David had commit such terrible sins such as having committed adultery and murder. Many people have written about David’s life. David’s life is considered a perfect example of how humans can all give ever yet still sin against God and human kind include David are far from perfect. But the reason that…show more content…
Best example of this faith is in 1 Samuel 17 where David, a young shepherd boy, fearlessly slew the great Philistine Goliath. We see this faith direct evidence of David’s faith in verse 37 where David says, "’The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.’ And Saul said to David, ‘Go, and the Lord be with you!’" David knew that God was the one in control of his life and everyone else’s, and he had faith that God would deliver him from danger. Why else would one venture into such a potentially dangerous situation with such confidence? David trustiest and obeyed God early on in his life. As can be seen in Scripture, David’s faith pleased God greatly and because of this he is rewarded for it by the…show more content…
In Samuel 11: 2-5, the story of David great sin is recorded “It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, ‘Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?’ So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. Then she returned to her house. And the woman conceived, and she sent and told David, ‘I am pregnant’". David’s fall is great as included adultery, lying and murder. He had sinned against God but he admits it in 2 Samuel 12:13 which says: “David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord.’ And Nathan said to David, ‘The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die.’” By admitting our sin and repentance of them, God can forgive us and can continue to do great things through us as he did with

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