A Comparison of the Relationships of David and Solomon with God

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CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE

A COMPARISON OF THE RELATIONSHIPS OF DAVID AND SOLOMON WITH GOD

A PAPER SUBMITTED TO

KEITH MILLER

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF

THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE

SURVEY OF OLD TESTAMENT LITERATURE

RP111

BY

NICHOLAS M. HERTZFIELD

KANSAS CITY, MO

DECEMBER 2009 OUTLINE

I. Introduction
II. Early Life of David
III. David’s Focus on God Before Becoming King
IV. David’s Reign as King
V. Solomon’s Early Reign
VI. Solomon’s Decline
VII. Solomon’s Later Years
VIII. Spiritual Achievements of Both
IX. Conclusion

A COMPARISON OF THE RELATIONSHIPS OF DAVID AND SOLOMON WITH GOD
Introduction
In life, every one of us has been given gifts by God. Not everyone will be rich and powerful,
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When Jonathan talked to his father, Saul realized it was wrong to kill David and said it would not be done. After this, David took his men to fight the war with the Philistines again, and when he came back triumphant, the people did their chant, “Saul hath slain his thousands, David his ten-thousands” (1 Samuel 18:7), and Saul’s evil spirit poked him a little and he decided again to kill David.
Saul sent messengers to watch David all night then kill him in the morning. But Michal told David that people were watching the house, and he got out through the window and ran. Michal helped him by deceiving the messengers, and Saul was very angry with her for it. While this was going on, David went to see Samuel, and they traveled to Naioth together, and someone told Saul where they were. When Saul sent people to go get him, the spirit of the Lord came upon them and they prophesied. Saul sent two more groups, and the same thing happened both times. Then Saul himself came, and the Lord’s spirit came upon him and he stripped himself naked and prophesied, and all the people wondered if he was a prophet.
David is given many great things by the Lord, not the least of which is that Saul has not killed him yet, and he always respects Saul no matter how many times Saul tries to kill him. One could learn a lot from David’s life, and no matter the ramifications, David always respected Saul as the Lord’s anointed.

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