David In The Old Testament

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Throughout the Old Testament, God’s people are waiting for a Messiah, for a perfect king. When David becomes king after Saul, he gives the appearance of being this perfect king. After all, he defeated Goliath and the Philistines and is a man after God’s own heart. He gives off the facade of perfection. Then he makes a fatal mistake as seen in 2 Samuel 11-12:25. But most importantly, he learns a valuable lesson from this incident. Even though sins have consequences, God will give his people hope to further his own glory.
This Samuel passage is packed with conflicts and resolutions. The first conflict is Bathsheba becoming pregnant after David has an affair with her. David’s resolution was to get Bathsheba’s husband Uriah to sleep with her so it would seem that her child was Uriah’s. Uriah comes home from war, but he refuses to go home to his wife. David’s resolution was impetuous and most likely, out of fear. He sent Uriah to the battlefield, but where the fighting is the heaviest so that he would die. This resolution was simple and it took care of the problem. The third conflict is that because of David’s sin of having an affair and murdering a soldier, his son died. David pleaded with God to …show more content…

In the beginning of the narrative, David acted brashly and impulsively. He did what he wanted and did not think of the consequences of his actions and his sins. Fortunately, he changed towards the end. He realized what he had done and how his actions affected others. His remorse is not blatantly clear in this passage, but it is in Psalm 51. In this Psalm, he says that his sin is before him and he has done evil. He even mentions that a broken spirit is a sacrifice to God because it signifies that a heart is changing. David’s character dramatically transforms. Most likely, he was acting like other kings around that time period. He took what he wanted, but, unlike those kings, he repented of his

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