David fails as a king when he abuses his power in order to harm the people he is responsible for protecting. David’s misuse of power is demonstrated when he secretly orders the death of his own subject to protect his own reputation. After impregnating Bathsheba, the wife of one of David’s loyal soldiers, David orders Joab, “Set Uriah in the force-front of the hardest fighting, and draw back from him, so that he may be struck down and die” (2 Samuel 11:14). By sleeping with Bathsheba, David directly violate the Seventh Commandments, which states not to commit adultery. Furthermore, David knows he did was wrong, but he plays tricks to
5. Haemon’s strengths in his argument outweigh his weaknesses, by far. Haemon’s strengths include his use of metaphors, quotes of the people, respectful treatment of his father, and an organized argument. Haemon’s weakness is his exit from the argument. By threatening his own death if Creon kills Antigone, Haemon seems weak.
At the beginning of the book, Joseph gets into the trouble in an unguarded moment. Joseph was mad at David because David said"wants to have three hands". Even know, that is just a flippant sentence, but the sentence still let David into the trouble. Secondly, David blamed himself because of the promise. David promised hard on to keep the secret of Sophie's six toes.
3. Why did the Israelites refuse to worship the Pharaoh? The Israelites refused because they believed in Allah and in His Messengers. Pharaoh, therefore, became very angry with the Israelites. 4.
Gordon was supposed to be the heir apparent but Joseph inherited the power after Gordon was sent away. Throughout their lives, they constantly fight over the power and possession through small skirmishes but soon meet with their ends when they fight in a large battle near the end of the book. Both the Strorms are natural leaders and both of them qualify for extreme cases of
“ THE CUSHI” During the time of war between Absalom and his father David, the king appointed Ahimaaz and Jonathan to be his informants, the ones to inform him of everything that was said or heard in the camp of Absalom (2 Samuel 15:34-36; 17:17). When the battle turned sour and brutal, twenty thousand soldiers, including Absalom the rebellious son of David were killed in battle. In order to carefully convey the message to the king about the death of his son, Joab the military commander to king David decided to choose a wise messenger who will carefully deliver the news to the king. Instead of sending Ahimaaz the king’s appointed messenger to deliver the message, he then turned to a black man called Cushi an Ethiopian descent to deliver the
The book of 1-2 Kings was written to record a history but, if we study it carefully, this history was presented to teach the reader a lesson. Looking at the message and themes that being developed in this book, we can be sure that there is one important thing that the writer wants his reader to understand: learn from Israel’s mistakes. The king’s failures to lead the people of Israel and Judah caused by their disobedience and unfaithfulness to God and His covenant. All this failures can be identified because there were so much things going on that caused Israel and Judah failed to be faithful in obeying the covenant responsibilities. Idolatry and the lack of priorities can be said as the top two reasons on why these kings and nations failed.
Much before becoming King, in 1064AD, he shipwrecked in Normandy and he swore to William, Duke of Normandy that he would help him become King. After becoming King, Harold’s brother, Tostig Godwinson, pledged his allegiance to Harald Hadrada and invited him to come and claim the English throne. Harold Godwinson was the last Anglo-Saxon king of
David continues, “He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” For his name’s sake symbolizes reputation. The Lord is known to be a good person, therefore He performs good work. He leads his people onto the right path in life. This asserts that God provides guidance. God guides his people on the right pathway.