Week Thirty

GOD’S CHOICE OF A KING

  • God rejected Saul (1 Samuel 15:22-23) and sent Samuel to anoint DAVID, the son of Jesse and a descendant of Ruth, to be king (1 Samuel 16).
  • DAVID means ‘Beloved’. He was loved by God because his heart was right (Acts 13:22).
  • David had to wait to become King. Saul reigned 40 years and was desperately jealous of David, even to the point of seeking to murder him.

 

GOD’S COMING KING  

 

 

  • David was the finest king Israel ever had.
  • God loved him as “man after his own heart”.
  • God made promises to him about Messiah.
  • Jesus is the Son of David (2 Samuel 7:12-16).
  • Jesus will sit on David’s throne in Jerusalem.
  • Jesus is God’s PERFECT KING to rule over His Kingdom. See 2 Samuel 23:3-4.

 

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DAILY READINGS AND NOTES – WEEK THIRTY 

Day 1: 1 Samuel 16 God’s choice takes into account the heart.
Day 2: 1 Samuel 17 David’s victory was like Christ’s victory over sin. Compare Genesis 3:15 with Hebrews 2: 14-15.
Day 3: 2 Samuel 1 David’s lament for his friend, Jonathan, and for Saul who hated him, is among the most noble expressions of real love in the Bible.
Day 4: 2 Samuel 2 David was accepted first by the tribe of Judah and made king in Hebron.
Day 5: 2 Samuel 5 David was later accepted by all Israel, and reigned in Jerusalem.
Day 6: 2 Samuel 7 This links directly with the promises made to Abraham. David’s greater Son, Jesus, will reign in Jerusalem and build God’s House (verses 12-16).
Day 7: 2 Samuel 24 Verse 16. The angel stopped at Jerusalem, where Jesus was to be offered and where the Temple was later built (2 Chronicles 3:1).