What does the history of Israel’s kings have to do with the Christian life today? You might be surprised! The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel trace the development of Israel’s monarchy from its establishment under the prophet Samuel through the reigns of the nation’s first kings, Saul and David. Yet as memorable as these stories may be, an even greater story lies at their heart: that of the true King, “great David’s greater Son,” who would one day come to establish His throne and rule in our hearts forever.
In volume seven of this series, Alistair Begg considers the early battles of King David’s reign—both the temporal battles against Israel’s enemies, where David found victory, and his spiritual battle against sexual temptation, where he met unquestionable defeat. Yet even at his lowest point of failure, David discovered the astounding truth made plain in Christ’s atoning death: no one is beyond the reach of God’s grace.