Who was David, the king?

The Davidic line or House of David (known in Hebrew as Malkhut Beit David, מלכות בית דוד – “kingdom of the House of David“) refers to the lineage of King David through the texts in the Hebrew Bible, in the New Testament, and through the succeeding centuries.

Jacob begot Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ.”

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in God. (Psalm 34:8).

The well-known phrase, “Taste and see that the LORD is good,” is found in Chapter 34 of the Old Testament Book of Psalms. King David, known to be a man after God’s own heart, wrote many of the Psalms. Psalm 34 recounts 1 Samuel 21:10-15, which records David, on the run, acting insane to avoid being recognized.

In our daily lives, we make mistakes, struggle with the status quo, endure unfair hardship and stretch to understand our purpose in life. When the great king wrote, “taste and see that the LORD is good,” he was expressing his utmost devotion to and love for God, and the unexplainable depths of His compassion. “He is good, for he makes all those that trust in him truly blessed; let us therefore be so convinced of his goodness as thereby to be encouraged in the worst of times to trust him,” 

We can refer to the lineage and realize just was done to ‘keep afloat’. That day David fled from Saul and went to Achish king of Gath. But the servants of Achish said to him, “Isn’t this David, the king of the land? Isn’t he the one they sing about in their dances:

“‘Saul has slain his thousands,
    and David his tens of thousands’?”

David took these words to heart and was very much afraid of Achish king of Gath. So he pretended to be insane in their presence; and while he was in their hands he acted like a madman, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard.

Achish said to his servants, “Look at the man! He is insane! Why bring him to me? Am I so short of madmen that you have to bring this fellow here to carry on like this in front of me? Must this man come into my house?”

Many times we are quick to give up hope. Wait on The LORD, we may hear often. Do you? Are you?

Want to be Christ like? What are the qualities of Whom and Whence The Word came? Patience! 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

So, who is/was David? What did he have to do to fulfill his path that was laid before him?

Brings me ever so quickly to the account of Joseph: The butler remembered Joseph and told Pharaoh about him. Pharaoh sent for Joseph. By now, Joseph was thirty years oldHe listened to the Pharoah’s dream and told the ruler that the dream predicted seven years of feast that would be followed by seven years of famine. When did he have his first dream? Genesis 37. ‘Time’ is from The LORD, but not of The LORD: David wrote “A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.” Psalm 90:4

We learn a HUGE lesson here. Time is from the LORD but not of The LORD. https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/time/

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To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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