“The nation” is now a kingdom. King Saul, as it happened, was a prelude. Now the true king appears, the one God had in mind all along. Every Sunday-school child knows about the boy who killed the nine-foot giant with a single stone, and the shepherd who killed predators with nothing but a stick and his bare hands. David is also one of the few people in the Bible who receives a physical description. From the minute he appears, it’s as if the Word is saying, “Watch this one: he’s special.” But for all that, David’s purpose and place in salvation history outweighs his person.
Through David, the Lord wold accomplish two great milestones in the story of redemption. What were they? Click here to find out:
(This is a continuation of a series of posts about the “whole story” of the Bible. I plan to run one every week, on Tuesdays, with a printable PDF. The printable includes a brief 2-3 paragraph introduction, Bible passages to read, a key verse, 5-7 thought/discussion questions, and 2-3 activities for the kids. Here’s the Overview of the entire Bible series.)
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