Politics, Adultery, Betrayal

2 Samuel is part two of David’s (not Samuel’s) life, and more than any Hebrew book, these words read better than anything on Downton Abbey: politics, adultery, betrayal.

Once crowned, David defeats the previous dynasty, then establishes a lot of Jewish heritage: he captures Jerusalem for a capital, returns the Ark, and plans a Temple. But the shiny outer life fades next to the deepest inner pains: Bathsheba, and the loss of three sons.

Good or bad, David lived wholeheartedly, and when off-course, found his way back to God.

  1. What do you remember about the life of King David?
  2. How do you find your way back to God when you’re off course?

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Written & spoken by Ty Silzer
Music by Podington Bear
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Edited by Jim Kast-Keat

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