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Episode: “Israel’s Sweet Psalmist”
David’s gift for creating poetry and music shows that he was “in touch” with something beyond the state of his armies. Viewers will benefit from this program’s window into the softer side of the man.
Series: “The Warrior King (2019)”
David-like Leadership for Goliath-like times
This series originally produced in 2009, Warrior King: David-like Leadership in Goliath-like Times not only tells the story of King David’s time; but also the story of our own time. With challenges larger than Goliath all around us, we need Bible-based leaders now more than ever. Dr. Jeffrey Seif taught this eight-part series from Israel. David and Kirsten Hart join Jeff in the studio for up-to-date analysis of each program’s teachings. We also get location reports from Chaim Malespin and hear the music of Zola Levitt.

Caption transcript for The Warrior King (2019): “Israel’s Sweet Psalmist” (7/8)

  • 00:01 David Hart: He was a true warrior, yet a skilled musician. Find out about King David's many talents today
  • 00:11 on "Zola Levitt Presents." ♪♪♪
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  • 00:56 David: We're so glad you've joined us today
  • 00:58 on "Zola Levitt Presents," I'm David Hart.
  • 00:59 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart. Jeffrey Seif: Jeffrey Seif.
  • 01:01 David: We are in our series "Warrior King,"
  • 01:03 and I have to say, today's program is probably
  • 01:06 one of my favorites because David is a musician.
  • 01:11 Kirsten: As you are, David, a musician.
  • 01:14 David: I don't play the harp, but I love this program today.
  • 01:19 Jeffrey: Imagine a guy out there fighting battles by day,
  • 01:21 and at night he's composing poetry.
  • 01:24 David: Right, I wonder if he got teased
  • 01:26 for playing the harp back in the day, you think?
  • 01:28 Kirsten: Can you imagine that? Jeffrey: I don't know.
  • 01:30 Kirsten: But it brings peace in the midst of storms
  • 01:34 like it does for us today.
  • 01:35 Jeffrey: It's an interesting combination inside of a man,
  • 01:38 a warrior heart and a lover heart.
  • 01:41 Kirsten: That's what we'll learn about today,
  • 01:43 and we'll hear David playing his harp coming up in our dramatic
  • 01:47 reenactment, and we also have more teaching
  • 01:49 with Dr. Jeffrey Seif in Israel.
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  • 01:57 Saul: O music of the ten strings,
  • 02:00 soothe my troubled soul.
  • 02:06 Ah, evil spirit, the tune of David hath pursued me for now.
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  • 02:21 Jeffrey: Bible readers are informed that music has been
  • 02:24 around since the dawn of creation.
  • 02:28 In the Hebrew book Bereishit, Genesis, in the 4th chapter,
  • 02:33 readers are informed that one of Cain's progeny,
  • 02:37 a fellow named Jubal, was the father of those
  • 02:40 who played the harp.
  • 02:43 Not only were people into music at the beginning,
  • 02:46 but even before the beginning of time,
  • 02:49 according to the Hebrew Bible, music was around.
  • 02:52 And why do I say that?
  • 02:54 Well, I don't say that, Ezekiel is speaking of Satan,
  • 02:59 this inherently evil personality.
  • 03:03 Goes by the Latin epithet Lucifer,
  • 03:05 or light-bearer, who deceives.
  • 03:08 And we're told in chapter 28, verse 13 that he,
  • 03:12 that this personality, was in Eden, the garden of God.
  • 03:19 "Paradise" is a Latin word for enclosed garden,
  • 03:23 and there he was, and from there he fell.
  • 03:27 The reason why I mention that in conjunction with music is to say
  • 03:30 that this same person, we're told was--
  • 03:34 he came into his own in Ezekiel chapter 28:13.
  • 03:38 He says, "The workmanship of timbrels and pipes was prepared
  • 03:43 for him on the day that he was created."
  • 03:47 Hence you have some correlation between this evil personality
  • 03:51 and the manufacture and the development of music.
  • 03:55 But as the old saying goes, why should the devil have
  • 04:01 all the good music?
  • 04:04 Enter David.
  • 04:06 Actually, we see music before David.
  • 04:08 Miriam, after Moshe Rabbenu, after Moses,
  • 04:13 in Israel they make their way through the sea.
  • 04:15 The waters part, we're told in the book Shemot, in Exodus,
  • 04:19 that she comes out with tambourine.
  • 04:21 We find primitive starbursts of praise accompanied
  • 04:26 with musical instrumentation.
  • 04:29 We then, as we make our way through the Hebrew Bible,
  • 04:32 find that primitive music evolves and becomes more
  • 04:37 formalized by the time we get to the book Tehillim, or Psalms.
  • 04:41 The word "Psalms" comes from the word "Psalter."
  • 04:44 They're cut from the same cloth.
  • 04:46 It's a prayer book.
  • 04:48 The Hebrew "Tehillim" means praises.
  • 04:49 Actually it's not one book, it's five.
  • 04:52 Inasmuch as you have the five books of Moses, you have five
  • 04:55 books of worship in the Hebrew Bible.
  • 04:58 And some of these worship songs come with what today are
  • 05:02 anachronistic, hard to come to terms with, archaic expressions,
  • 05:06 various forms of musical notations that reflect that in
  • 05:10 antiquity we had Levitical choirs in the Old Testament
  • 05:15 economy that were given to giving voice to biblical praise.
  • 05:20 Because it was long observed that music enabled individuals
  • 05:25 to rise above their vexing circumstances.
  • 05:29 Music provided a mechanism to put prayer to song
  • 05:34 with instrumentation.
  • 05:36 It helps people to pray.
  • 05:38 It helps people give expression to things they're thinking
  • 05:41 and they're feeling.
  • 05:43 It seems that the Lord led David into that world early,
  • 05:46 and I'm glad that the Lord did.
  • 05:49 We're all the beneficiaries of the warrior king's
  • 05:54 musical proclivity.
  • 05:57 David loved the Lord, and he loved to give voice.
  • 06:00 There's some 70 psalms that attest to that.
  • 06:02 I remember years ago, I was paralyzed from the neck down.
  • 06:05 I'd picked up a dread disease called Guillain-Barre.
  • 06:08 I couldn't walk.
  • 06:11 I could barely move a hand, a finger.
  • 06:13 And someone brought me a CD player and there was a song in
  • 06:16 there by Paul Wilbur, "I Will Lift Up My Eyes Unto the Lord."
  • 06:20 And with my finger, I'd play it and push replay
  • 06:22 and play it and replay, and why is that?
  • 06:25 Because at that time, this is the only thing I could lift.
  • 06:29 And I'd cry, and I'd pray, and I'd sing.
  • 06:33 Once I was in a lawsuit as well, pressed against the wall in a
  • 06:37 world gone bad, dealing with wicked situations, and I'd have
  • 06:44 to pray the psalms every morning to tell you the truth,
  • 06:46 just to get my head above the water.
  • 06:48 Well, thank God for God.
  • 06:50 Thank God for David. Thank God for that gift.
  • 06:52 Different people have been the beneficiary of it.
  • 06:54 Saul himself, we're told in the text in 1 Samuel chapter 16,
  • 06:58 he'd get wrapped around the rack.
  • 07:00 He's very disconcerted and depressed, and David
  • 07:03 would come and play his music.
  • 07:05 And you know, it tamed the savage beast.
  • 07:08 Off we go now to look at David the psalmist a little closer as
  • 07:12 we continue with our story on the warrior king and look
  • 07:16 at David-like leadership for these Goliath-like times.
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  • 07:35 Saul: The spirit of David.
  • 07:38 David, it is he that causes me this anguish.
  • 07:45 The tune his fingers play hath made me mad.
  • 07:49 It is he who would take my throne.
  • 07:52 No!
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  • 07:59 Saul: Run, David, run.
  • 08:03 If I could only pursue thee, I would.
  • 08:07 But I fear even moreso the Lord who runs with thee.
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  • 08:23 Jeffrey: I've seen this on more than one occasion,
  • 08:25 and what am I talking about?
  • 08:27 The aftermath of violence.
  • 08:30 What am I referencing?
  • 08:32 A crime scene.
  • 08:34 As a police officer in another career, I've walked into worlds
  • 08:38 where they use knives, pistols, shotguns, and they've killed.
  • 08:45 It's horrible at one level what happens when I think
  • 08:47 of the pent up energies.
  • 08:50 People can't control them.
  • 08:53 The rage gets the better and they unleash it on those
  • 08:57 round about them.
  • 08:59 And it's not pretty.
  • 09:01 What they leave in their aftermath is pillage.
  • 09:05 And so it is we walk into a world here now,
  • 09:07 and now I am speaking as a biblical theologian,
  • 09:11 not as a police officer.
  • 09:13 We walk into a world here where we experience David,
  • 09:16 who's the victim of someone's malice.
  • 09:21 What do I mean by that?
  • 09:24 Saul is hell-bent on destroying him.
  • 09:26 He takes a spear and thrusts it at him.
  • 09:30 And you know, I wonder, David must have thought, "Why?"
  • 09:36 But it wasn't the first time, mind you.
  • 09:37 Recall the story when David began his fighting career,
  • 09:41 if you will.
  • 09:42 He goes to the battle lines to bring food staples to his
  • 09:45 brothers and Goliath shows up.
  • 09:47 And you know, David's, "What's up with this?
  • 09:49 You know, someone oughta tell him to shut up," and his
  • 09:51 brothers say, "Why don't you shut up, David,
  • 09:53 and go back to your stupid, little sheep."
  • 09:56 And David says something that he must have thought on many
  • 09:59 occasions, "What did I do?"
  • 10:02 The reason why I say that, surely David, the heroic David,
  • 10:07 when the world collapses round about him, David must surely
  • 10:12 have thought, "What did I do?
  • 10:15 What did I do to deserve this?"
  • 10:17 Like Jesus on more than one occasion, he must've
  • 10:19 at the feeling level said, "My God, my God,
  • 10:24 why hast thou forsaken me?"
  • 10:27 Because it sure felt like that, and why is that?
  • 10:30 Because trusted people round about have forsaken him,
  • 10:34 to put it mildly.
  • 10:37 David had to run for his own sake, if you will,
  • 10:40 and this is interesting for my money, and what's that?
  • 10:44 David, this guy who's going to go on from Saul, when he's going
  • 10:49 to look at his career as he's reflecting on it at the very end
  • 10:53 of it, he's going to prove to be Israel's greatest warrior king.
  • 10:57 This is a guy who inhabits real estate that has 6,000 square
  • 11:01 miles, and when he's done Israel has expanded
  • 11:04 to 60,000 square miles.
  • 11:07 This is a winner, not a loser.
  • 11:10 But what's interesting is that David spent the beginning
  • 11:14 of his career on the run.
  • 11:16 This forward-moving king spent 13 years--talk about 13
  • 11:21 being an unlucky number.
  • 11:23 Thirteen years on the run from Saul for no good reason.
  • 11:29 Now, I want you to hear me on this.
  • 11:31 There may be some of you that have a Saul in your world.
  • 11:33 That is to say, within your webs of relationships, someone
  • 11:36 who's not just frustrating, but someone who's detrimental
  • 11:40 to your health, who's threatening you.
  • 11:42 And listen, when I'm reading the biblical story, I'm reminded
  • 11:45 of the fact sometimes you have to put it in reverse.
  • 11:49 David, who was minded to begin his career by serving Saul
  • 11:52 realized he had to get out of Dodge.
  • 11:55 There may be some within the sound of my voice that you might
  • 11:58 construe that as wisdom for you.
  • 12:00 I know there's a song, "Something tells me I'm in for
  • 12:03 something good," but when it comes to this domestic violence
  • 12:06 stuff, when it repeats and goes over and over and over again,
  • 12:09 something tells me that you're not.
  • 12:11 And I wanna tell you, with a Bible in one hand
  • 12:13 and a little Jesus in my heart, that sometimes it's time
  • 12:17 to say goodbye.
  • 12:19 But for fear of an uncertain future, I've seen people hold on
  • 12:23 to the very end, leading to their own death because they
  • 12:26 didn't know when to cut and get out of Dodge.
  • 12:30 And I want you to hear me please.
  • 12:33 Uncertain as David's world was when bad things were happening
  • 12:37 around him, I want you to know that he walked by faith
  • 12:40 in an uncertain future.
  • 12:41 And you know what happened?
  • 12:43 God raised him up to be something that's greater than
  • 12:46 his wildest imagination at the time when
  • 12:48 he's dodging these spears.
  • 12:51 I want you to know the same God is the God of David,
  • 12:53 the same God is the God for you.
  • 12:55 And I want you to know the same Lord is the Lord of all and he
  • 12:58 bestows his riches upon all who call upon him.
  • 13:02 I believe that God has a great future for you and he can even
  • 13:06 use the difficulties in the present to prepare you for it.
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  • 14:32 Now, let's go to our dramatic reenactment where David has
  • 14:34 peace in the midst of the storm.
  • 14:43 male: Those of us who fought with David found it strange
  • 14:45 that he never feared death.
  • 14:48 Even in the midst of the battle, his confidence grew.
  • 14:51 He told us that the angel of the Lord encampeth round about
  • 14:54 those who fear the Lord.
  • 14:56 Deliverance, he said, was in the hands of the Lord.
  • 15:00 Ever calm, ever secure, David's faith remained unflinching.
  • 15:15 Jeffrey: And to think, I used to be a police officer
  • 15:17 in the big city, and now I'm coming to you from Israel
  • 15:21 with all of these sheep.
  • 15:22 And the reason why I'm doing that is because the hero of our
  • 15:25 story, David, cut his teeth working like this guy right
  • 15:29 here, working with these guys right here.
  • 15:33 And I think it's perhaps for that reason that David
  • 15:35 was able to make the shift and envision that,
  • 15:38 "The Lord is my Shepherd."
  • 15:40 That is, inasmuch as he himself was kindly disposed towards
  • 15:44 the welfare of those under his charge, he knew that
  • 15:47 difficulties notwithstanding, God would do similar
  • 15:51 on his behalf.
  • 15:52 And it's for that reason in part wherein in Psalm 34--
  • 15:55 and I really want you to turn there with me and have a look
  • 15:58 if you will, please.
  • 16:00 Sheep can be a little pushy as I'm learning right now.
  • 16:03 But he says in Psalm 34, in verse 4, "I sought the Lord,
  • 16:08 and he heard me, and he delivered me from my fears."
  • 16:15 A moment ago, we considered, in the previous segment, that David
  • 16:19 was pressed against the turbulence of trying times,
  • 16:22 but he had a good God who was a good Shepherd,
  • 16:24 and he says, "I sought him and he delivered me."
  • 16:28 He goes on to say, "They looked to him, and were radiant:
  • 16:31 and their faces were not ashamed."
  • 16:34 Our warrior king learned that he could look to God,
  • 16:36 even crying out from his difficulties.
  • 16:39 And God could take away the shame and the difficulty
  • 16:43 and give him a kind of joy.
  • 16:45 There is a peace of God that passes all understanding,
  • 16:49 and our warrior king learned about that.
  • 16:53 He says, "This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
  • 16:58 and he saved him from all of his troubles."
  • 17:01 Whether it's Saul, whether it's Goliath, whether it's his own
  • 17:06 sins, our hero learned that there's a good God who loves
  • 17:11 him, who was willing and able to save him from all of his
  • 17:15 troubles, much as a shepherd who is kindly disposed toward
  • 17:19 these sheep will lead them on successfully.
  • 17:22 And when the enemies come around about, snakes, wolves, whatever,
  • 17:26 that shepherd's gonna take care of them as well.
  • 17:29 "This poor man cried to the Lord and he delivered him."
  • 17:31 And then he says a statement in verse 7 that's as true for him
  • 17:35 as it for me, as it is for you.
  • 17:37 And here we go, in verse 7, "The angel of the Lord encamps
  • 17:42 around those who fear him, and delivers them."
  • 17:46 I believe, by the way, that we don't just have some
  • 17:50 philosophical society.
  • 17:51 I believe that we have a God who is willing and able.
  • 17:55 In John chapter 10, Jesus said, "I am the door.
  • 17:59 Anyone who enters by me will be saved, and will go in
  • 18:04 and out and find pasture."
  • 18:05 And the word "save" in the Greek means to deliver, to heal,
  • 18:10 to make whole.
  • 18:12 We have a God who really cares about us.
  • 18:15 We have a verse in Scripture, "Thanks be to God who always
  • 18:18 leads us in triumph," said Paul, who had it in a bad way on more
  • 18:23 than one day, but God is good.
  • 18:26 We're told here as well--well, we're encouraged here
  • 18:28 in verse 8, "Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
  • 18:32 blessed is the man," or the woman, "who trusts in him!"
  • 18:38 Our warrior king learned that he could come up from nowhere.
  • 18:42 He came from obscurity as a young man tending
  • 18:46 his father's sheep, a dad that didn't respect him much.
  • 18:50 And then he entered into a world where a surrogate dad,
  • 18:53 if you will, Saul took him under his charge.
  • 18:56 And it wasn't just disrespect, it was out and outright hate.
  • 19:00 David cut his teeth in his trials and he learned there's
  • 19:04 a good God who watches over his Word to perform it.
  • 19:09 And David's story as he makes his way from the womb to tomb
  • 19:12 is so telling because in so many ways he's like us,
  • 19:17 and he's commended his recipe for success in life.
  • 19:21 You know, there can be families today that come from the old
  • 19:24 country and use grandma's recipes.
  • 19:27 And goodness, if we could just learn to cook like that,
  • 19:30 we would eat well.
  • 19:31 When--in much the same way that David's recipes for success
  • 19:35 in life are left in his own words.
  • 19:38 He says here, "Oh, fear the Lord."
  • 19:40 Now, that means revere him, respect him.
  • 19:43 "Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints!"
  • 19:45 That's more than just going to church on Sundays and on
  • 19:48 weekends if there's something that interests you.
  • 19:50 A reverence for the Lord pays dividends.
  • 19:54 Our warrior king learned that.
  • 19:56 We're considering David-like leadership in Goliath-like times
  • 20:00 and we're learning about a God who loves,
  • 20:02 who saves, and redeems.
  • 20:04 He did it for David, he'll do it for you.
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  • 20:14 David: Many of you know that I am a worship leader every week
  • 20:16 at our church, and I had kind of an ah-ha moment the other day,
  • 20:20 as during the week I was doing something at home,
  • 20:23 and I heard Kirsten in another room singing the song
  • 20:27 that we sang that Sunday.
  • 20:30 And to me, the whole reason that we worship on Sunday is to help
  • 20:34 us through our week, to give us peace in the midst of the storm.
  • 20:38 Not that you had a storm in your life, but the songs that we sing
  • 20:41 help us through our day, through our weeks, through--
  • 20:43 some of us, through our year.
  • 20:45 And I think that's what the Psalms are about.
  • 20:47 Jeffrey: It's always bothered me, you know, as a teacher,
  • 20:49 preacher, that people aren't reciting lines from the message
  • 20:54 during the course of a week.
  • 20:56 The music is, indeed, inspirational.
  • 20:59 "Inspiritus," it means to breathe spirit in.
  • 21:03 And worship does that, and David was tapped into that.
  • 21:06 To me, it's incredible.
  • 21:08 Kirsten: When you were saying that, I was literally thinking
  • 21:10 the words "tapped in," and we look at him as an example.
  • 21:15 So, he's in the midst of these storms.
  • 21:17 I don't know if you're in the midst of a storm today.
  • 21:20 Do what David did.
  • 21:21 He tapped into the music that's a gift from God.
  • 21:25 It's something that God gives us, and it changed David's life.
  • 21:29 He was able to face the storms because of the gift of music.
  • 21:33 Jeffrey: To your point, I've never gone off to war,
  • 21:35 but I've got 20 years as a cop under my belt,
  • 21:37 among other things.
  • 21:39 And as I'm dispatched to a hot call running code,
  • 21:41 I'm not thinking of a stanza.
  • 21:43 I'm very focused on what I was doing, given the nature
  • 21:48 of a crisis and the precariousness of it all.
  • 21:51 It's hard for me to imagine a guy who can find some calm
  • 21:54 amidst the storm to carve out some space to go to his hiding
  • 21:58 place, because he knew that God was the source of his success
  • 22:02 as he found himself amidst the turbulence of trying times.
  • 22:06 David: I think there was somebody else who was really
  • 22:07 good at worship and music, and that's Zola Levitt in his day,
  • 22:12 bringing us worship and music.
  • 22:14 Jeffrey: I mean, to that point, he was educated up
  • 22:16 to the doctoral level in music.
  • 22:18 People don't know that about him.
  • 22:20 Kirsten: And when you were mentioning to the hiding place,
  • 22:21 we think of Ein Gedi in Israel.
  • 22:23 That literally was his place of hiding that God gave him.
  • 22:27 And the psalm says, "You are my hiding place."
  • 22:30 I mean, he penned these words and we sing them today.
  • 22:34 And he was very real in what he wrote.
  • 22:37 I mean, his psalms, like, he poured out his heart.
  • 22:40 Jeffrey: Yes, and to your challenge, to the viewers, too,
  • 22:42 it really is important to carve out our own hiding place,
  • 22:46 because we're not King David, but we all have our "tsuris,"
  • 22:51 a Jewish word.
  • 22:53 We all have our aggravation.
  • 22:54 We have our Sauls, we have our wars,
  • 22:56 and we need to find a place.
  • 22:58 Kirsten: Don't leave. Stay with us.
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  • 23:36 announcer: "For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good
  • 23:39 land, a land of fig trees and pomegranates,
  • 23:45 a land of olive oil and honey.
  • 23:48 Arise, walk through the land, for all the land which thou
  • 23:54 seest, to thee will I give it and to thy seed forever.
  • 24:01 Worship in the shadows of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  • 24:08 Behold the land of the covenant."
  • 24:15 Kirsten: You just saw pictures of the holy land.
  • 24:18 You can go there with us in the fall and also in the spring.
  • 24:22 And I would like to just say to you today, go while
  • 24:26 you are still physically able.
  • 24:29 We've met many people that said, "It's too late for me to be able
  • 24:32 to go to the holy land, or go to Greece, or walk to Petra."
  • 24:35 Go now and you will never be the same.
  • 24:39 Now let's go to our friend Chaim Malespin in Israel.
  • 24:44 ♪♪♪
  • 24:51 Chaim Malespin: Favorite place in Israel, probably Galilee.
  • 24:54 Favorite prophet, I love Isaiah.
  • 24:57 I've been listening to the words of Isaiah, chapter 43
  • 24:59 and verse 2, where he says, "Though you pass through
  • 25:02 the fire, you will not be burned," right?
  • 25:05 I mean, how many of us as soldiers here in Israel--
  • 25:07 I'm a master sergeant in the Elite Force
  • 25:10 of the Combat Engineers in the IDF.
  • 25:13 And how many of us have stories of God's protection?
  • 25:15 I mean, my own brother even, I know the story of where
  • 25:18 a missile fell into the middle of his company.
  • 25:20 None of 'em were hurt.
  • 25:22 None of his team were hurt.
  • 25:23 My best friend, when he was driving that tank,
  • 25:25 the track was--fell off.
  • 25:27 He tried to put it back on and only by a supernatural miracle,
  • 25:30 it stayed on all the way back into Israel's borders.
  • 25:34 I thank God that he is protecting his land
  • 25:36 and his people.
  • 25:37 We are in this together.
  • 25:39 This isn't about Jews doing their thing
  • 25:40 and the Gentiles doing their thing.
  • 25:42 It's about a coming together as one for such a time as this.
  • 25:45 Let's get on board with what he's doing.
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  • 26:23 Jeffrey: Thirty years a Bible college professor.
  • 26:26 So much of it has been the head.
  • 26:30 As I'm older in life, I realize it's so much about the heart.
  • 26:35 That program that we're in right now is so much about the heart.
  • 26:40 Speaking of which, the Harts, why don't you finish this out?
  • 26:44 David: I thought you were pointing to us when you said,
  • 26:45 "The heart."
  • 26:47 Kirsten: And we appreciate that.
  • 26:48 I think my personal takeaway today from the program was
  • 26:51 that music can bring peace in the midst of a storm.
  • 26:55 No matter what you're going through today,
  • 26:57 music is a gift from God.
  • 27:00 Put it in your CD player, tune it on, get on your computer.
  • 27:04 Listen to the words of the Bible through music.
  • 27:07 It'll change your life.
  • 27:09 David: And join us next week for our final program
  • 27:10 of "Warrior King."
  • 27:12 We end this program with sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim.
  • 27:17 Kirsten: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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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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