King David's Life Analysis

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ANALYSIS The narrative presents, among others, a resounding elements of failure and success in leadership. The exploits of King Saul as the first king of Israel represents the failure in this study, while that of King David since he was still a warrior until he being proclaimed king represents success. By the time King Saul became jealous and insecure of the success of David of every battle to defend the kingdom of which King Saul himself ruled, it became apparent that he was not a strong and stable leader. It appears that he grounds his ability to rule his kingdom only to himself and not to any supreme being whom he call or pray everytime he needs spiritual guidance and wisdom. Thus, when he felt insecure and jealous of the successes of David that he thinks threatens his reign of the Kingdom, he wants David to be killed. This he did for his self-preservation and to…show more content…
The experience in exile gave David a chance to influence people in spite of their differences in the political aspect. As the war with Saul continued, David grew stronger. David learned the leadership skill of reaching out to others. He welcomed those who were outside of his group. This was very evident with his response to the deaths of Abner and Ishbosheth. He took steps to build trust among those who had opposed him. He made advances to them to bring peace to the nation. This was very advantageous for David for expanding his kingdom to include Israel. Leadership with Wisdom. King David was a leader with wisdom, when instead of killing his pursuer, King Saul, he spared his life by just cutting a piece of the King’s cloak to prove that David has the ample chance to kill him but did not. When already a King, he even consulted the prophet Natan when he planned to build a temple a God in Jerusalem, to which Natan refused to agree. All these show that King David grounded his ability to lead to the Supreme Being – his and our God, which helped his kingship to last for 40
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