David somehow remains the architype of the 21st century saint. In the Bible a saint is not a dead guy. Every Christian is a saint, including those who are in heaven. Read more about David Chapter 15: Six Degrees of Mercy
Saul had died in battle. He died a gruesome death. As the Philistine army closed in on him, he committed seppuku – suicide by disembowelment. His three sons also died. David lost his best friend, Jonathan. Read more about David Chapter 13: Coronavirus and the Sons of Issachar
David wasn’t writing in vacuo, as lawyers will say. He didn’t write in a vacuum or isolation. Much like we blog today he was writing about real circumstances, stuff going on in his life and around him. Read more about David Chapter 12: The History of Plagues
The name Zeruiah may not be very familiar but it’s mentioned several times in the Bible. It’s actually the name of David’s sister. David had two sisters – Zeruiah and Abigail. Profiling Zeruiah I’d say she’s a strong woman – very assertive, insistent and controlling. Read more about David Chapter 9: The Larger Picture
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. Read more about David Chapter 8: Bad Boy Entertainment!
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. Read more about David Chapter 7: The Sex Scandal
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. Read more about David Chapter 6: Who Are Your Advisers?