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Episode: “Family”
The Bible tells of the good,the bad,and the ugly. In this program we look at David’s marriage and family intrigue.
Series: “The Warrior King”
David-like Leadership for Goliath-like times
The Warrior King tells the story of King David’s time; but it is also the story of our own time. With challenges larger than Goliath all around us, we need Bible-based leaders now more than ever. In this eight-part series, Dr. Jeffrey Seif speaks to that need. Dramatic re-enactments—shot on location in Israel—complement the teachings in this series.

Caption transcript for The Warrior King: “Family” (3/8)

  • 00:53 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU
  • 00:55 AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER SEGMENT OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS
  • 01:00 WHERE WE'RE PRESENTING THE LIFE OF DAVID.
  • 01:03 USUALLY A GOOD STORY BUT TODAY NOT SO GOOD TO TELL YOU THE GOD'S HONEST TRUTH.
  • 01:08 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 01:10 DAVID FOUGHT MANY FOES BUT NONE WERE AS FORMIDABLE AS HIMSELF.
  • 01:17 HE JUST ABOUT GOT HIMSELF IN TROUBLE IN A BAD WAY, BUT ABIGAIL SAVED HIM.
  • 01:23 IN ANOTHER STORY HE DID GET HIMSELF IN A BAD WAY WITH A WOMAN, BATHSHEBA.
  • 01:28 WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT THESE STORIES... THEY'RE NOT ALL GOOD,
  • 01:30 BUT IT'S ALL PART OF THE BIBLE STORY.
  • 01:32 AND SO OFF WE GO TO CONSIDER DAVID
  • 01:35 AND SEE WHAT WE MIGHT LEARN TO HELP US WITH OUR OWN STORIES.
  • 01:42 MY HUSBAND HAD BEEN A FOOL IN NOT EXTENDING HIS FRIENDSHIP TO DAVID
  • 01:46 AND NOW IT HAD COME TO THIS, A MISSION TO SAVE MY HUSBAND'S LIFE.
  • 02:02 MY MASTER, LET ME TAKE THE BLAME.
  • 02:09 PLEASE DO NOT THINK ABOUT NABAL.
  • 02:11 THE LORD, GOD WILL ALWAYS PROTECT YOU AND HE WILL APPOINT YOU AS RULER OVER ISRAEL.
  • 02:16 WHEN THAT HAPPENS YOU WILL NOT FEEL GRIEF OVER ANYTHING
  • 02:19 FOR YOU HAVE NOT SHED THE BLOOD OF INNOCENT PEOPLE.
  • 02:22 WHEN THE LORD GIVES YOU SUCCESS, PLEASE REMEMBER ME.
  • 02:26 I WAS HUMBLED BY DAVID'S RESPONSE.
  • 02:29 "THE LORD BLESS YOU", HE SAID, "FOR YOUR WISE ADVICE AND WHAT YOU DID."
  • 02:33 "YOU STOPPED ME FROM SHEDDING BLOOD TODAY."
  • 02:36 "GO IN PEACE, I WILL DO AS YOU'VE REQUESTED."
  • 02:47 GREAT THOUGH DAVID INDEED WAS, HE WAS STILL A MAN WHO WAS SUBJECT TO HUMAN FRAILTY.
  • 02:52 AND SO IT WAS HE WAS INDEED IMPERFECT.
  • 02:56 HIS ACTING IN THE LESS THAN PERFECT MANNER IS UNDERSCORED IN THE BOOK SAMUEL.
  • 03:02 IT'S A BOOK THAT'S NAMED AFTER HIM, HE DIDN'T WRITE IT ALL.
  • 03:05 THE REASON WHY IS BECAUSE IN THE 25TH CHAPTER WHERE WE ARE TODAY HE DIES.
  • 03:10 AND THIS MAN'S DEATH PRECIPITATES A CRISIS FOR DAVID
  • 03:15 BECAUSE IT WAS SAMUEL WHO LAUNCHED HIS CAREER.
  • 03:18 WE'RE TOLD IN CHAPTER 25, VERSE 1,
  • 03:20 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 03:25 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 03:32 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 03:36 WE'RE TOLD AS WELL THAT SHORTLY THEREAFTER,
  • 03:39 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 03:49 AND WHEN HE GOES THERE DAVID IS STILL REELING SOMEWHAT FROM NEWS OF THE DEATH OF HIS MENTOR.
  • 03:55 AND AS IF THAT WASN'T BAD ENOUGH FOR THE MAN,
  • 03:58 AS WITH THIS WAGON, HE WAS VERY LOW ON PROVISIONS, IN MANY RESPECTS EMPTY IN FACT.
  • 04:05 SO DAVID DID... AND THE STORY'S UNPACKED IN THE 25TH CHAPTER,
  • 04:09 DAVID FOLLOWED THE CONVENTIONS OF THE DAY
  • 04:13 AND HE WENT BACK TO SOMEONE THAT SHOULD'VE BEEN A PATRON TO HIM.
  • 04:18 DAVID AND HIS MEN WEREN'T OUT ACTING AS BRIGANDS, STEALING OFF THE LAND
  • 04:24 BUT RATHER THEY WERE POLICING.
  • 04:27 AS HIS MEN WERE OUT AND ABOUT,
  • 04:29 GRANTED ON THE RUN FROM SAUL,
  • 04:31 THEY STILL WERE PROTECTING VARIOUS ESTATES IN THE WILDERNESS AND IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
  • 04:38 AND DECORUM HAD IT THAT THOSE THAT PROTECTED SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO BACK AND GET SOME BASIC PROVISIONS.
  • 04:43 SIMILARLY I HAVE A CAREER AS A POLICE OFFICER AND I WORK AS A COP USUALLY LATE AT NIGHT.
  • 04:51 IT WASN'T AT ALL UNCOMMON I'D PULL INTO A GAS STATION AND THEY'D GIVE ME SOME COFFEE,
  • 04:56 THEY'RE GLAD THAT I PULLED IN THERE.
  • 04:58 YOU KNOW, THESE STOP AND GO GAS STATIONS GET ROBBED ALL THE TIME
  • 05:02 AND POLICE PRESENCE IS GOOD SO THEY'RE HAPPY TO FEED ME A LITTLE BIT
  • 05:06 AND GIVE ME SOME BEVERAGE JUST FOR ME COMING IN THERE.
  • 05:09 SIMILARLY DAVID'S MEN WERE ACTING IN AFFECT AS POLICE OFFICERS
  • 05:13 AND WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT WHEN DAVID WAS RUNNING LOW ON PROVISIONS
  • 05:17 HE WENT TO ONE FELLOW NAMED NABAL, WHICH MEANS FOOL.
  • 05:21 AND IF ANYONE EVER LIVED UP TO HIS NAME, HE DID.
  • 05:24 AND HE ASKED IF HE COULD HELP HIM OUT A LITTLE BIT.
  • 05:26 IT'S THE EQUIVALENT OF A TIP.
  • 05:28 IS HE REQUIRED TO TIP?NO
  • 05:31 ARE YOU REQUIRED TO TIP THE WAITRESS OR THE WAITER?
  • 05:35 NO, BUT YOU DO.
  • 05:37 BUT WHAT HAPPENS IS NABAL DIDN'T
  • 05:40 AND I WOULD IMAGINE IT WAS BECAUSE DAVID WAS FEELING A LITTLE RUDDERLESS.
  • 05:44 YOU KNOW HE JUST LOST HIS MENTOR AND HE'S LIKE A KITE UP THERE IN THE SKY AND HE DOESN'T HAVE THE STABILITY.
  • 05:50 WHEN WORD GETS TO HIM THAT HIS MEN AND HE WERE DISRESPECTED BY NABAL,
  • 05:56 DAVID WAS FIT TO BE TIED LITERALLY, RANTED AND RAGED
  • 06:01 AND HE SAID "EVERY MAN GIRD UP YOUR SWORD ON YOUR THIGH" AND DAVID WENT TO KILL HIM.
  • 06:06 THINK OF THAT FOR A MINUTE.
  • 06:08 THIS FELLOW IN A FLASH OF RAGE OF DISCONSTERNATION IS READY TO GO SHED INNOCENT BLOOD.
  • 06:15 NOW IT MAY WELL BE THAT A GUY LIKE NABAL ISN'T FIT TO LIVE
  • 06:19 AND YOU MIGHT HAVE SOME PEOPLE IN YOUR WEBS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE LIKE NABAL.
  • 06:24 YOU FEEL SO MISTREATED BY THEM, SO MISUNDERSTOOD,
  • 06:28 SO DISRESPECTED, YOU JUST KNOW THAT YOUR WORLD WOULD BE BETTER PLACE IF THEY WEREN'T IN IT.
  • 06:34 WELL YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 06:35 THAT MAY BE TRUE AT SOME LEVEL,
  • 06:37 BUT IT'S NOT YOUR JOB TO BE JUDGE AND JURY, THERE'S A GREATER JUDGE.
  • 06:43 IN ANY CASE AS AN EXTENSION OF HIS OWN RAGE AND ANGST, DAVID WENT AFTER HIM TO KILL HIM.
  • 06:48 ABIGAIL HEARS OF THIS, NABAL'S WIFE, AND SHE GOES AND BRINGS PROVISION
  • 06:53 AND TREATS DAVID VERY, VERY, VERY RESPECTFULLY WITH THE NET RESULT THEN THAT DAVID'S ANGER IS WAYLAID.
  • 07:01 THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
  • 07:03 DAVID THEN, WHEN HE REALIZES THAT ABIGAIL SAVED HIM FROM SHEDDING INNOCENT BLOOD,
  • 07:09 HE SAYS, AND I QUOTE,
  • 07:10 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 07:15 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 07:22 DAVID WAS SMART ENOUGH TO ALLOW HIMSELF TO BE INSTRUCTED.
  • 07:28 AND I WANT YOU TO HEAR ME ON THIS.
  • 07:30 AS GREAT A MAN AS DAVID WAS HE WASN'T TOO GREAT TO GET SOME ADVICE FROM A WOMAN.
  • 07:35 WOULD THAT WE SIMILARLY, WERE OPEN TO ADVICE FROM ALL KINDS OF PLACES
  • 07:40 AND ALLOWED OURSELVES TO BE LED BY OTHERS.
  • 07:46 IT WAS A WARM SPRING EVENING AND THE KING COULDN'T SLEEP.
  • 07:49 WITH HINDSIGHT THE ROOF OF MY MASTER'S PALACE WAS FAR TOO ACCESSIBLE.
  • 07:54 SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK UPON.
  • 07:57 THE KING WAS TAKEN BY HER AND HE SENT ME TO FIND WHO SHE WAS.
  • 08:03 HER NAME WAS BATHSHEBA, THE WIFE OF URIAH THE HITTITE.
  • 08:08 WHAT HAPPENED IN THE SHADOWS OF THAT EVENING WAS JUST THE BEGINNING.
  • 08:12 THERE WOULD LATER BE DECEIT, BLOODSHED,
  • 08:15 AND FOREVER A DARK STAIN STAMPED UPON THE LIFE OF KING DAVID.
  • 08:23 DAVID, DAVID, DAVID. HOW COULD YOU?
  • 08:28 YOU'RE A GOOD ENOUGH SORT I GRANT, BUT IN YOUR 50'S SIR YOU SURELY LOST YOUR WAY.
  • 08:36 THIS WAS EVIDENCED ONE EVENING WAS IT NOT?
  • 08:39 YOU SHOULD'VE BEEN OUT WITH YOUR ARMIES.
  • 08:42 GOD ANOINTED YOU TO LEAD, TO INVEST YOUR ENERGIES IN SOLVING ISRAEL'S TROUBLES,
  • 08:47 BUT NO, APPARENTLY YOU RETIRED PRE-MATURELY
  • 08:51 AND THEN EXPERIENCED SOME TROUBLES OF YOUR OWN.
  • 08:55 IT'S SAD TO SAY.
  • 08:57 IN THE PREVIOUS SEGMENT WE LOOKED AT HOW DAVID WAS BESTED BY ANGER AFTER HIS MENTOR DIED.
  • 09:03 HE IS GOOD TO GO KILL SOMEONE JUST FOR AN INSULT.
  • 09:06 AND HERE HE'S GONNA KILL SOMEONE JUST TO MASK HIS OWN INDISCRETIONS.
  • 09:13 DAVID, DAVID, DAVID. HOW COULD YOU DO IT?
  • 09:16 WELL THE FACT THAT DAVID COULD DO IT TELLS ME THAT SO COULD I
  • 09:21 AND IF WE'RE GUT LEVEL HONEST, SO COULD YOU.
  • 09:26 DAVID DIDN'T DO ANYTHING THAT I NEVER THOUGHT OF.
  • 09:29 NOW I'M NOT TRYING TO DO CONFESSION HERE ON NATIONAL TELEVISION.
  • 09:31 THE POINT IS I'M A MAN; I'M SHACKLED WITH A HUMAN NATURE.
  • 09:35 WE HAVE TO KEEP THIS BUSINESS UNDER CONTROL.
  • 09:38 OUR STORY TAKES PLACE IN 2ND SAMUEL CHAPTER 11 ONE EVENING
  • 09:43 WHEN DAVID LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG.
  • 09:45 IN VERSE 2,
  • 09:47 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 09:50 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 09:53 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 10:01 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 10:10 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 10:22 WAS DAVID BEING A LITTLE VOYEURISTIC UP THERE?
  • 10:24 NO DOUBT.
  • 10:26 COULD BATHSHEBA BEEN A LITTLE MORE CAREFUL DOWN THERE?
  • 10:29 NO DOUBT.
  • 10:32 SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE TWO IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.
  • 10:36 IT WAS A SPARK THAT WAS IGNITED
  • 10:39 AND IT SET AFIRE A HOUSEHOLD THAT TORE UP MANY A ROOM AND MANY PEOPLE IN THEM.
  • 10:44 WE'RE TOLD,
  • 10:46 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 10:57 DAVID, DAVID, DAVID. HE SAW, HE TOOK.
  • 11:05 WHEN HE FOUND OUT LATER THAT HIS ONE NIGHT STAND WAS IN DANGER OF BEING EXPOSED,
  • 11:12 BECAUSE BATHSHEBA WAS PREGNANT,
  • 11:14 HE THEN HATCHES A SCHEME TO TRY AND MASK HIS INDISCRETION.
  • 11:20 URIAH'S SUCH A GOOD SORTED FELLOW, A LOYAL SOLDIER.
  • 11:24 HE WOULDN'T SLEEP WITH BATHSHEBA BECAUSE HIS MEN WERE IN THE FIELD AT THE FRONT
  • 11:29 AND SO DAVID SENT HIM BACK TO HIS FRONT CARRYING ORDERS FOR HIS OWN EXECUTION.
  • 11:34 HE TOLD HIS GENERAL,
  • 11:36 "TAKE THAT GUY URIAH, PUT HIM IN THE FRONT OF THE BATTLE,"
  • 11:40 "AND WITHDRAW THE TROOPS AND LET HIM FALL."
  • 11:42 AND SO IT WAS, HE DID, AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
  • 11:47 HE'S GOING TO THEN MARRY BATHSHEBA.
  • 11:48 OH, DAVID, DAVID, DAVID, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAN, HOW CAN YOU DO IT?
  • 11:54 THIS IS A DARK SIDE IN AN OTHERWISE ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER.
  • 11:59 AND WE'LL LOOK IN THE 3RD SEGMENT,
  • 12:01 WE'LL COME BACK TO THIS IN A MOMENT
  • 12:02 AND SEE HOW DAVID REAPED A HARVEST BECAUSE OF HIS DISCRETION,
  • 12:08 BECAUSE OF HIS INABILITY TO REIGN IT IN.
  • 12:12 NOW LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU WITH SOMETHING.
  • 12:14 IT COULD VERY WELL BE A PROGRAM LIKE THIS THAT GOES INTO MILLIONS OF HOMES.
  • 12:19 I KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME OF YOU
  • 12:21 THAT WHEN I TALK ABOUT SEXUAL INDISCRETIONS WITHIN THE HOME, SOMEWHERE THAT HITS PAY DIRT.
  • 12:27 NOW LISTEN TO ME.
  • 12:28 I DON'T WANNA MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY.
  • 12:30 WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS EXPERIENCE THE FORGIVENESS THAT DAVID EXPERIENCED.
  • 12:34 EVEN A GOOD MAN LIKE THAT GOT HIMSELF IN A GOOD BIT OF TROUBLE.
  • 12:38 HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.
  • 12:40 IT SAYS IN THE SCRIPTURES...
  • 12:49 LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THAT.
  • 12:51 LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU AS WELL TO NOT ONLY TO HONEST WITH GOD, BUT BE HONEST WITH ANOTHER.
  • 12:55 VISIT YOUR PASTOR, GET ON YOUR KNEES, REACH UP TO GOD.
  • 12:59 THERE'S A GREAT AND GLORIOUS FUTURE FOR YOU.
  • 13:02 DAVID LEARNED THAT GOD'S GRACE EVEN COVERED THIS.
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  • 14:00 TO BE ABLE TO COME WHERE OUR LORD WAS BORN
  • 14:04 AND CRUCIFIED AND WAS RISEN.
  • 14:11 I'VE BEEN IN MANY STORES IN ISRAEL
  • 14:14 AND HAPPILY WHEN I GO THERE I STUMBLE UPON THIS SYMBOL;
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  • 15:18 BECAUSE WE WANNA BRING TO YOU TRUTH, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY.
  • 15:22 AND TALK ABOUT THE BAD AND THE UGLY, THE STORY WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT NOW IS TRAGIC.
  • 15:27 DAVID SINNED, HE GOT FORGIVEN,
  • 15:29 BUT HE SET IN MOTION PROBLEMS THAT HE WASN'T ABLE TO EXTRICATE HIMSELF FROM.
  • 15:34 IN THIS CASE HIS OWN SON TURNED AGAINST HIM.
  • 15:37 AND OFF TO THAT STORY WE GO AS WE LOOK AT THE LIFE OF DAVID.
  • 15:44 MY ANNOUNCEMENT TO KING DAVID CAME WITH NO GREAT SURPRISE.
  • 15:48 WE HAD KNOWN FOR SOME TIME THAT ABSALOM WAS WINNING THE HEARTS OF MEN THROUGH ALL OF ISRAEL.
  • 15:53 NOW HE WAS INTENT ON USURPING THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER.
  • 16:00 THE KING ACTED QUICKLY FOR HE KNEW THAT THERE WOULD SOON BE BLOODSHED IF WE REMAINED IN JERUSALEM.
  • 16:06 THE KING WAS ESCAPING FROM A SON WHO WAS VEXED WITH POWER,
  • 16:11 FROM A SON WHOM HE FEARED, AND YET LOVED DEARLY.
  • 16:23 JEWS CONSTRUE THAT IT'S IMPERATIVE FOR A FATHER TO TEACH HIS SON A TRADE AND TO LEARN THE RELIGION AS WELL.
  • 16:30 THAT IS, THE BURDEN IS ON THE FATHER TO INCULCATE CERTAIN THINGS IN THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 16:36 AND IN THIS REGARD, SAD TO SAY, DAVID FAILED MISERABLY.
  • 16:41 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 16:42 BECAUSE DAVID HAD TOO MANY SONS.
  • 16:45 20 SONS ARE NOTED IN 1ST AND 2ND SAMUEL AND 1 DAUGHTER.
  • 16:48 AND BEYOND THAT WE'RE TOLD THAT HE HAD OTHER WIVES
  • 16:52 AND OTHER CHILDREN THAT AREN'T EVEN NOTED BY NAME.
  • 16:55 THE MAN HAD TOO MANY WOMEN.
  • 16:57 MOSHE RABANU, MOSES, WARNED I BELIEVE IN DEVARIM, IN DEUTERONOMY,
  • 17:02 THAT KINGS WILL TEND TO MULTIPLY WOMEN TO THEMSELVES.
  • 17:07 WHAT HAPPENS IS, IS DAVID HAD A FAMILY THAT WAS TOO BIG TO MANAGE AND HE WASN'T GIVEN TO MANAGING HIS OWN FAMILY.
  • 17:14 AND THE NET RESULT IS THAT HE WHO COULD FORGE A KINGDOM FAILED AT HOME.
  • 17:20 AND ISN'T THAT BY THE WAY A TRAGIC STORY THAT IS SEEN PLAYED OUT WAY TOO MANY TIMES TODAY?
  • 17:27 THE MEN GO OFF AND THEY CONQUER IN VARIOUS WAYS, BUT THE CHILDREN ARE NEGLECTED.
  • 17:32 I MENTION THIS HERE BECAUSE TRAGIC IS THE FACT THAT DAVID'S SONS TURNED ON HIM.
  • 17:41 FOR ME, I'M A DAD AND I'VE RAISED SONS.
  • 17:46 THE LORD HAS SEEN FIT TO GRACE ME WITH BOYS.
  • 17:49 OH, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IT SCARES ME TO THINK HOW I'D FEEL IF MY BOYS TURNED ON ME.
  • 17:56 FOR ME I LIKE TO BE RESPECTED PERSONALLY
  • 17:59 AND IF I FEEL I'M DISRESPECTED AT WORK OR WHEREVER, IT BOTHERS ME, IT'S MY ACHILLES HEAL.
  • 18:07 AND IF I FEEL LIKE I'M BEING DISRESPECTED AT HOME THAT IS PARTICULARLY EGREGIOUS.
  • 18:13 RAV SHAUL, THE APOSTLE PAUL ALIGHTED UPON THAT WHEN HE SAID,
  • 18:17 "WIVES RESPECT YOUR HUSBANDS"
  • 18:20 AND THEN HE SAID
  • 18:21 "HUSBANDS LOVE YOUR WIVES."
  • 18:23 THE RESPECT FACTOR IS SIGNIFICANT.
  • 18:25 WELL THE STORY IN THIS LITTLE SEGMENT IS PLAYED OUT AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF DAVID, NOT ONLY BEING DISRESPECTED BY HIS SONS,
  • 18:34 BUT BEING FORCED TO FLEE, AS ONE OF THOSE SONS...
  • 18:37 AND IT'S NOT JUST ONE;
  • 18:39 IN VARIOUS WAYS ON VARIOUS DAYS DIFFERENT ONES WEIGHED IN AND LOOKED TO UNDERMINE DAVID.
  • 18:44 ABSALOM WAS PARTICULARLY EGREGIOUS.
  • 18:48 IT WASN'T JUST THAT HE WAS BENT ON REVOLT,
  • 18:51 BUT HE MOBILIZED OTHERS TO KNOCK THE LEGS OUT OF HIS FATHER DAVID
  • 18:56 AND THEN TO USURP HIS OWN FATHER'S AUTHORITY AND TAKE THE KINGDOM.
  • 19:00 WE READ IN 1ST AND 2ND SAMUEL ABOUT DAVID'S RISE AND DEMISE.
  • 19:05 WE DISCOVER THAT HE'S FORCED TO FLEE.
  • 19:07 THERE'S A TRAGIC TEXT HERE, I CAN'T READ ALL OF IT.
  • 19:10 IN 2ND SAMUEL CHAPTER 15 WE'RE TOLD,
  • 19:14 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 19:22 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 19:33 ABSALOM, WERE HE'D TO HAVE HAD HIS WAY WOULD'VE BEEN DAVID'S UNDOING.
  • 19:39 TRUTH OF THE MATTER AND DAVID KNEW THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER
  • 19:41 AND THAT IS THAT ABSALOM REALLY WASN'T HIS PROBLEM.
  • 19:45 THE PROBLEM WAS IS THAT DAVID SINNED.
  • 19:47 THE PROBLEM WAS IS THAT DAVID WAS REAPING WHAT HE SOWED.
  • 19:52 HE WASN'T FAITHFUL WITHIN THE CONFINES OF HIS OWN MARRIAGE CONTRACTS.
  • 19:56 HE HAD LET IT ALL GET AWAY FROM HIM AND WHAT HAPPENS IS HE'S REAPING THE HARVEST.
  • 20:01 NOW LISTEN, THERE'S MUCH IN THE BIBLICAL LITERATURE TO COMMEND THAT'S POSITIVE,
  • 20:05 BUT HERE'S A STORY THAT'S NEGATIVE.
  • 20:08 YOU EVER HEARD THE EXPRESSION, "THAT A WISE MAN LEARNS FROM HIS MISTAKES".
  • 20:11 WELL THAT'S TRUE.
  • 20:12 BUT LISTEN TO ME.
  • 20:13 A WISER MAN LEARNS FROM SOMEBODY ELSE'S.
  • 20:15 BETTER IT IS THAT WE LEARN FROM DAVID AND NOT REPEAT IT.
  • 20:19 AND WHY DO I SAY THAT?
  • 20:20 DAVID COULDN'T TAKE CARE OF HIS SEXUAL BUSINESS.
  • 20:22 TOO MANY WOMEN, TOO MANY KIDS, IT ALL GOT AWAY FROM HIM.
  • 20:26 HE EXPERIENCED GOD'S GRACE TO BE SURE AND WAS FORGIVEN
  • 20:29 BUT STILL THE CONSEQUENCES OF ALL THAT PLAYED OUT.
  • 20:32 NOW LISTEN TO ME.
  • 20:34 EVERYONE WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE WE ALL POSSESS A HUMAN NATURE.
  • 20:38 BETTER IT IS IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WE GET ON TOP OF OUR BUSINESS SO WE DON'T HAVE TO GO THIS WAY,
  • 20:43 SO WE CAN HAVE STRENGTH IN THE FAMILY.
  • 20:45 ALL SAID I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THERE IS A GRACE THAT'S AVAILABLE.
  • 20:48 GOD IS SO VERY GOOD.
  • 20:50 DAVID FINISHED HIS DAYS WELL HIS DIFFICULTIES NOT WITHSTANDING AND YOU COULD FINISH WELL TOO.
  • 20:54 BUT LEARN A LESSON FROM DAVID THE WARRIOR KING.
  • 20:59 (Jeff Speaking) THANKFULLY WE HAVE AN ALMIGHTY GOD
  • 21:01 TO WHOM WE CAN BRING OUR SHORT COMINGS AND SHARE OUR PRAISES.
  • 21:06 PAUL WILBER JOINS US NOW
  • 21:08 FROM THE KING OF KINGS PRAVILION IN JERUSALEM
  • 21:10 SINGING "ADONAI".
  • 21:14 ♪LORD OF ETERNITY,♪
  • 21:18 ♪MYSTERY BEHIND THE VEIL♪
  • 21:23 ♪LORD OVER HEAVEN AND EARTH,♪
  • 21:26 ♪GOD OF ISRAEL♪
  • 21:31 ♪COME WITH YOUR WISDOM AND POWER♪
  • 21:36 ♪CLOTHED IN YOUR HONOR AND STRENGTH♪
  • 21:40 ♪LORD HEAR THE CRY OF OUR HEARTS♪
  • 21:43 ♪COME O CONQUERING KING♪
  • 21:47 ♪COME LORD♪
  • 21:49 ♪AND EVERY EYE WILL SEE YOUR GLORY FILL THE SKY♪
  • 21:57 ♪ADONAI, ADONAI♪
  • 22:01 ♪EVERY KNEE WILL BOW TO YOU LORD MOST HIGH♪
  • 22:06 ♪ADONAI, ADONAI♪
  • 22:11 ♪YOU ALONE ARE GOD EVERY TONGUE WILL CRY♪
  • 22:15 ♪ADONAI♪
  • 22:26 ♪HERE JERUSALEM WAITS PRAISES LIFTED ON HIGH♪
  • 22:34 ♪HERE THE BEAUTIFUL GATES LONG TO SEE YOU ARISE♪
  • 22:43 ♪AND ALL OF ZION SINGS BARUCH HA BA B'SHEM♪
  • 22:53 ♪ADONAI, ADONAI♪
  • 22:57 ♪EVERY KNEE WILL BOW TO YOU LORD MOST HIGH♪
  • 23:01 ♪ADONAI, ADONAI♪
  • 23:06 ♪YOU ALONE ARE GOD EVERY TONGUE WILL CRY♪
  • 23:11 ♪ADONAI, ADONAI♪
  • 23:15 ♪EVERY KNEE WILL BOW TO YOU LORD MOST HIGH♪
  • 23:19 ♪ADONAI, ADONAI♪
  • 23:24 ♪YOU ALONE ARE GOD EVERY TONGUE WILL CRY♪
  • 23:28 ♪ADONAI♪
  • 23:37 ♪ADONAI♪
  • 23:46 ♪YOU ARE LORD...
  • 23:53 WORSHIP IS EXCITING ISN'T IT?
  • 23:54 AND WHEN I EXPERIENCE PAUL WILBER I'M REMINDED OF THE FACT THAT WE SERVE A GREAT GOD.
  • 24:00 AND WHEN I CONSIDER DAVID
  • 24:01 I'M REMINDED OF THE FACT THAT WE DON'T ALWAYS SERVE HIM IN A GREAT WAY.
  • 24:06 THIS IS EVIDENCED BY THE FACT THAT DAVID SINNED ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.
  • 24:10 GOD BORE WITH HIS FOIBLES, HOWEVER,
  • 24:12 AND IN 2ND SAMUEL CHAPTER 7 HE MADE A COVENANT WITH HIM.
  • 24:17 HE PROMISED HE'D BEAR WITH HIM.
  • 24:19 AND NOW ZOLA LEVITT TEACHES ON THE DAVIDIC COVENANT.
  • 24:24 THE COVENANT HAD FOUR ESSENTIAL PARTS.
  • 24:27 IT'S STATED BY THE WAY IN 2ND SAMUEL 7:16 IN A SINGLE VERSE,
  • 24:41 JUST THAT SIMPLE.
  • 24:43 THE PROPHET NATHAN SPOKE THAT TO DAVID FOR GOD.
  • 24:46 AND IN THE PREVIOUS VERSES, 14 AND 15 WHILE I'M HERE,
  • 24:49 HE'S TALKING ABOUT DAVID'S SON WHO WOULD REIGN AND SO ON, AND GOD SAYS,
  • 25:08 HE ESTABLISHES A PRINCIPLE.
  • 25:10 DISOBEDIENCE FROM ONE OF GOD'S COVENANTS DOES NOT CANCEL THIS COVENANT.
  • 25:13 THIS IS AN IMMUTABLE, EVERLASTING COVENANT
  • 25:16 SO IF A KING DISOBEYS, AND THAT DID HAPPEN,
  • 25:19 GOD WOULD CHASTISE HIM AS A REMEDIAL CHASTISEMENT,
  • 25:24 NOT A PUNISHMENT UNTO THE CANCELING OF THE COVENANT.
  • 25:30 IT'S IMPORTANT TO STRESS
  • 25:32 BECAUSE THERE'S A DOCTRINE THAT'S BEEN AROUND CHRISTENDOM FROM THE BEGINNING
  • 25:35 SAYING THE JEWS DISOBEYED SO GOD'S THROUGH WITH THEM.
  • 25:37 THAT'S NOT THE KIND OF GOD THIS IS...THAT'S ALL.
  • 25:40 THE JEWS HAVE BEEN CHASTISED AS KING DAVID AND KING SOLOMON WERE CHASTISED.
  • 25:45 BUT GOD IS NOT THROUGH WITH THEM ANYMORE THAN HE WAS THROUGH WITH THOSE OTHERS.
  • 25:52 WELL THAT WAS ZOLA AND AS YOU KNOW THIS STORY IS NOT REALLY ABOUT ZOLA LEVITT,
  • 25:55 IT'S NOT ABOUT JEFFREY SEIF
  • 25:57 AND AT ONE LEVEL IT'S NOT EVEN ABOUT DAVID.
  • 26:01 WHAT THEN?
  • 26:02 WELL IT'S ABOUT THE GRACE OF GOD THAT'S MANIFESTED IN THE LIFE OF DAVID
  • 26:07 AND THAT'S TALKED ABOUT BY ZOLA LEVITT OR JEFFREY SEIF.
  • 26:10 BUT IT'S NOT EVEN ABOUT DAVID OR ZOLA OR JEFF, IT'S REALLY ABOUT YOU.
  • 26:17 THE BIBLE IS CHOCK FULL OF GRACE STORIES
  • 26:19 THAT EXTEND TO US IN ORDER TO IMPRESS UPON OUR MINDS EYE
  • 26:23 THE FACT THAT GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE WANTS TO MAKE PEACE WITH IT,
  • 26:28 BUT WE'VE GOT TO MAKE PEACE WITH HIM.
  • 26:30 WE SEE A GRACIOUS GOD KINDLY BEARING UP HUMAN FOIBLES
  • 26:35 AND WHEN WE SEE THAT HOPEFULLY WE'RE INCLINED TO WANNA WALK WITH HIM.
  • 26:40 OH, I HOPE THAT YOU'RE INSPIRED TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 26:44 PLEASE MAKE YOUR WAY TO A GOOD BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH.
  • 26:47 AND AS YOU GO, SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:51 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

Episodes in this series

  1. The Call
  2. David and Saul
  3. Family
  4. Wars
  5. Celebrated Warrior King
  6. A Messianic Proto-type
  7. Israel's Sweet Psalmist
  8. Messiah

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