This time we will see King Solomon son of King David heir to his throne and we see that King Solomon has much wisdom because he wants to be a just king to rule the people very well, his wisdom was demonstrated by doing justice between two women who fought for the right to a son.
We begin this series of activities with the death of King David and the beginning of the era of the kings of Israel and Judah. On this occasion, we will study the beginning of King Solomon’s reign and the advice he received from his father, King David, before his death.
This time we will see the census that King David made in Israel, this displeased Yahweh because David trusted in the power of his army and in how many men he would have for an eventual battle, but he left aside the trust in Yahweh his Elohim, at the end the king repented of his sin, but the people paid with plagues and pestilences.
Today we will see King David very distressed by the loss of his newborn son and fleeing from his son Absalom because he wanted to overthrow him and occupy his throne, all this as a consequence of the bad decisions that the King made before; this should encourage us to always be submitted to the will of Yahweh and carefully keep his commandments.
On this occasion we will see that King David defeated several peoples, Philistines, Ammonites, Edomites and Syrians, all of them under his command and that of his general Joab; we will also see the mercy with which King David treated Mephiboseth son of Jonathan by returning his family lands and inviting him to always eat at the King’s table. Join us to learn more about David’s reign.
On this occasion David once again defeats the Philistines and destroys their idols because for Yahweh they are an abomination and then transports the Ark of the covenant to the house of Obed-edom and seeing that the Ark brought great blessing to this house, David decided to take it to Jerusalem receiving it with dance and musical instruments; join us and learn more about David and his reign.
This week we will see David being anointed as king of Israel by the elders of Judah and after the death of King Shaul and Jonathan, David dedicated a lament or song for them saying how brave and inseparable they were. We will also see the great battle of Gibeon with the army of Ishbosheth son of Shaul that ends in victory for David and finally making him king over all Israel.
This is the end of King Shaul’s life, for having accumulated a great amount of sins before Yahweh and not dying at the hands of his enemies the Philistines, but not being enough for him, he decided to take his own life. Yahweh always expects us to stop and be able to recognize our mistakes and repent, but unfortunately this was not the case for the king.
In this lesson we will see that David acts cunningly to dwell among the Philistines and with the protection of Yahweh manages to remain among them, all to stay away and safe from King Saul, then we see David fighting against the enemies of Israel in secret and always supported by his faithful soldiers.
In this activity we also see the sin of King Saul since he visits a fortune teller to call the prophet Samuel, despite everything the king receives news that was not very to his liking since the vision told him that his days and his reign, were close to disappear.
This lesson brings us a very important message, here David shows us how we can and should treat our enemies, Yeshua also teaches us that we should love them, because this is the victory we have against evil; we see David sparing King Shaul’s life when he had it in his hands and we see Shaul that in spite of David’s mercy, he did not turn away from his wrong heart, remember Yahweh will be pleased if you love those who hate you!
In this lesson we will see the difficulties that David must go through to escape from King Shaul, who wanted to take his life, and how his great friend Jonathan helps him and strengthens him to escape. David is cruelly persecuted by Shaul, but in spite of this, David gives us a great lesson and this is, not to hate our enemies even if they want to do us much harm, on the contrary we must pray for them and never seek justice by our own hand, remember, (Yahweh is the one who will pay).
In this lesson we will see the jealousy that King Shaul had towards David, so much so that the king was determined to kill him, but Yahweh was with David and protected him from all the king’s schemes, we will see the great friendship of Yehonathan with David and how he helps and protects David from his father. This lesson leaves us a great teaching and it is that even though some people hate and persecute us, we should not respond in the same way and always put our hope in Yahweh, because He keeps and protects His own and gives the reward to His enemies.