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.
Have you ever been betrayed? What would you do if you helped someone, like literally saved someone and that very person sells you out? What would you do? David was confronted with such a scenario. Here’s the story…
There’s an unusual approach to the subject called David in the Bible. First, he’s one of an elite crop of individuals with a full biographical layout in the Bible.
For certain reasons I’m very intrigued with the life of David, maybe more than the average person. He defines for me the model of relationship with God.
Erm, in case you’re wondering, Bathsheba was that woman who famously took a bath in an open shower and set on fire both the groin of a king and the nation of Israel. Uriah – a gallant and noble infantry officer was her husband. And no, she wasn’t named Bathsheba because she took a bath.[…]