DAVID NEARS the end of his life as our chronological study of the Old Testament continues. We read a number of psalms of repentance and thanksgiving, and recount the list of David’s mighty men of valor — and speculate on one of those odd bits of scripture referring to the “ariels” (rendered “lionlike men” in the KJV) of Moab slain by Benaiah the son of Jehoiada (2 Samuel 23:20).
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DAVID IS at the high point of his kingship, and — as happens all too often with us mortals — he decides he isn’t satisfied with the blessings that God has bestowed. Lust drives David to conspire to murder an honest and honorable man, Uriah the Hittite. It results in the death of David and Bathsheba’s illegitimate child and begins a chain of events that culminates in betrayal within his own house.
We also discuss the concept of heavenly books and several messianic passages in the Psalms we read this week, including the prophecy that Jesus would be offered sour wine — vinegar — in his hour of distress. Continue reading