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