-- SEPTEMBER 12, 2021
THE ORIGIN STORY OF JESUS
Part 36: Lies, Incest & Murder
King David has been a beloved figure among Christians
for centuries who enjoy reading from the Psalms even though he was a
liar, cold-blooded murderer, and a womanizer. Most of his failures
and family troubles stemmed from his seemingly insatiable libido. He
not only added wife after wife to his harem and also packed it with
concubines. His sons were like wild stallions in this large
dysfunctional family. Amnon lusted after his half-sister, raped
Tamar and then was murdered by Absalom for his actions. David did
not discipline his sons or comfort his daughter. Absalom later
started an uprising and convinced the ten northern tribes to side
with him. The short-lived civil war cost Absalom his life. As David
aged, he was curious to know the number of fighting men in Israel.
This brought the wrath of God and 70,000 men died as a result of
David’s transgression. Eventually David was confined to his bed and
Adonijah saw this an opportunity to jump to the front of the line
and declare himself king. Nathan the prophet intervened and Solomon
was crowned the next king. Just before he died, David asked Solomon
to kill Joab and Shimei once he was gone. As the second king of
Israel, David was a mixed bag of good and evil. The Godhead
protected David’s kingship because he responded to the conviction of
the Holy Spirit and never worshiped idols.
All Scripture references are taken
from the King James Bible.
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