2020 5/18 #35 -
King David is by far the most prominent type and shadow of the coming Christ the Old Testament has to offer.
To be sure, there are others - each in their own way: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Daniel - even Solomon. Each in their finest attributes reflects something of the perfections of Jesus - the God/man, and each also fails greatly. And, this is true for David as well. Scripture is brutally honest with David’s sins. And nowhere do those sins come more to light than in our last look at 2 Samuel and today’s in 2 Samuel 12:26-15:12.
But we learn by the negative as well as the positive - and today - the essence of the Gospel comes to light even in one of the sorriest accounts in the life of David.
I’m Reid Ferguson, and this, is Through the Word in 2020.
2 Samuel 14:14
We must all die; we are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God will not take away life, and he devises means so that the banished one will not remain an outcast.