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King David's Covenant
Transcript of King David's Covenant
Divine revelation, unlike natural revelation, which is human discovery, is whenever God reveals his characteristic which is his true form.
3. Walking With God by: Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray
4. The Real Story by: Edward Sri and Curtis Martin
5. The Bible by: God
"God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life."
Salvation history, is essentially, human history. It is everytime, throughout all of history, God has revealed himself and attempted to save us
Why does God reveal himself to us?
God reveals himself to us in this way, because as humans, we have mortal and finite minds. Since God is infinite, he has to reveals himself to us.
The Bible is God's inspired word.
It is the inspired word, as God did not write it himself, but inspired writers do it for him.
Walking through the Covenant
To begin, let us lay the situation.
Moses has died and left no heir, so the people have to choose a ruler for them selves.
There are two candidates: Joshua and Samson
The competition between these two reminds us that nothing other than faith in God determines what happens.
JOshua and Samson
The two candidates for rulers represent two paths that Israel can go down: Joshua (which is actually the same name as Jesus,) the righteous path; or Samson, the evile path
What is the relationship between this all?
The Bible, Divine Revelation, and Salvation history are all linked because not only is the Bible the account of Salvation history, it is also one of the most integral pieces of divine revelation
As the leader of the second generation of Jews, Joshua is ready to lead his family and people into the promised land.
In spite of his ancestors, Joshua remains faithful throughout this journey.
The seige of jericho
When Joshua's people get into the Promised land, they find Jericho, a massive city.
God instructs them to go around the walls and sound the trumpet seven times
Through their faith in God, the walls tumble
Despite his efforts at bringing the Israelites into the light, Joshua sill finds them plagued with idolatry.
Even in his dying days, he continued to challenge the Israelites to find and love God
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After Joshua's death, everything goes bad.
When we return to the story the Israelites are in an even more bad place then when they wandered the desert.
Cycle of ingratitude
God gives Israelites chance
Israelites accept it and are good for a while
Israelites Turn to Sin
Beg God for Forgiveness
the israelites ask for a king
God told Abraham that his decendants would be kings
Instead of a religious leader, Israelites ask for king
Saul would have been a good king, he was tall and handsome and brave
But was insecure about what other people thought of him
After Saul disobeys God, God takes away his kingship.
He gives it to a small boy name David
While David was small he had the heart of a lion and was very faithful
Defeat of the Goliath
First test of David was his duel against pagan, Goliath
Goliath was a humungous man, and David was a kid
However, through God, David defeated and beat the Philistines and Goliath
There are 6 major covenants made in the bible: Adam's covenant, noah, Abraham, moses, david, and jesus. Each covenant resembling its own purpose and meaning. covenants and promises or contracts differ
Covenants are oaths made through God and his name, while promises are made by one's word. God created these series of covenants to deepen his relationship and carry out our "father son" relationship.
David Establishes his Bayit
After David finally becomes fully king and defeats the Canaanites, he moves the ark to Jerusalem
There he aims to build a new capital
David to Solomon
While David was an almost completely perfect king, he did commit one fatal sin. He had aery with Bathsheba
David, before he dies, passes his kingship to Solomon.
Solomon Prefigures Christ
Solomon begins as the most noble of all kings of Israel
God asks for what Solomon wants in return
He asks for wisdom
Lowest Point of Israel
Even though Solomon brought Israel to its highest point, it also brought it to its lowest point.
Solomon started to build his army, splendor, and got more and more wives.
Solomon disobeys all of Gods commandments and becomes the an example of the antichrist
The Realm Splits
Due to Solomon's disobedience, God curses Israel to be split
After Solomon dies, Rehoboam is rebelled against and Israel is split into two parts. Israel, the North, and Judah, the South
After being invaded by the Assyrians and then the Babylonians, the Israelites are cursed to 70 years of exile from the promised land.
(Side note, this period is said to be where a lot of the Old Testament was codified)
The Covenant Summed Up
In basics, this covenant fulfilled the promises of land and a royal dynasty for Abraham.
We can find comparisons to Jesus in Joshua, Jesus and David, and Jesus in Solomon v. 1
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis Assisi
Born in Cerca, Italy St. Francis spent is youth drinking and partying after fighting in the war he was captured and imprisoned. During this time Francis claimed to be having visions of God. He heard a voice that said "go and repair the christian church and live a life of poverty. So he abandoned his life of luxury and lived for God. God forgave the israelites many times
As shown in the life of St. Francis, God forgives everyone, as long as you love him truly.
This connects to the covenant with David as God forgave the Israelites multiple times.