There’s that expression used by the Yoruba race of West Africa. The phrase is “Omoburuku!” The equivalence in English would be “bad boy” but that’s so tepid.
The single most consequential event in the presidency of David was his affair with Bathsheba. It precipitated a coup d’état, led to the near overthrow of his government, consumed innocent lives. There was too much collateral damage.
If there’s nothing we learn from history, it’s the fact a king is only as good as his advisers. The quality of advice determines the destiny of nations.
There are friends and there are friends. Turns out the guy David thought was his best friend was a massive disappointment. He was a betrayer.
Every promise God makes to us is to be apprehended by faith. That’s the rule, you don’t fight it.