The story of King David the son of Jesse provides a wealth of information on how to conquer the darkness. King David proved the most faithful Israelite King during the era of the Israelites. Closely examining the story and comprehending the depths of significance of how David applied the commandments of Moses can teach vital lessons for any spiritual seeker.
Studying the account of the Israelite King and how he applied the commandments is slightly obscured; yet, the mistakes are clear. Taking another man’s wife, and setting the man up to be killed is serious behavior that breaks the commandments and supports the darkness.
What behaviors compensated that the Israelite king experienced forgiveness contrasting the story of King Saul?
What can we learn from examining the story of King David?
King Saul’s Jealously Desires David’s Death:
King Saul hunted out of jealousy and fear of losing the kingship to David. — 1 Samuel 24-26. David’s cohorts desired the death of King Saul, but David comprehended their spiritually detrimental behavior—Abishai desired the death of King Saul. David cut the corner of King Saul’s robe and was “conscience stricken”. The future Israelite King understood striking down an anointed individual of the Divine would also be spiritually damaging. —1 Kings 26:8-12.
The Expression of Generosity and Justice:
King David defeated the Amalekites after they plundered Ziklag and took David’s two wives. Two hundred men stayed back with the supplies, because they were two tired to continue and fight. After the battle, the 400 men that continued fighting refused to share the plunder with the 200 men that stayed behind. David comprehended that this reaction is egocentric and everyone deserved a share of the plunder. David understood the importance to give back what the Divine Spirit granted from the battle. Sharing and fairness are qualities that defeat selfishness, greed, and material attachments—essential qualities for the spiritually independent individual. David also shared the plunder with the elders of the other towns around Judah. This teaches that the Israelite King cultivated generosity, concerned about self-glory compared to King Saul. —1 Samuel 30:16-31
King David surrendered the context revenge.
David exercised Justice concerning the individual Amalekite that lied and testified about killing King Saul. Our society today does not understand what affirmative justice demands. Respecting our enemies such as David respected King Saul prevents revenge—a quality that surrounds the darkness. Grudges, bitterness, resentments, and jealously leads to to vindictiveness. —2 Samuel 1:1-16
The Avoidance of Spiteful Revenge:
The Israelite King avoided revenge against Abner, Saul’s chief commander. Abner approached David to offer peace and help David gain the favor of the tribes of Israel that sided with the house of Saul. Abner did kill Joab’s brother, but he warned him first to stop chasing him, and killed Asahel in battle. The battlefield is the battlefield that voids the action of murder. Joab killed Abner out of revenge, anger, and insecurity of position that correlates to the action of murder. David perceived the wickedness of Zeruiah’s sons, and they possessed a nature of difficulty. David appreciated peace, generosity, and forgiveness regarding Abner. —2 Samuel Chapter 3
Jealously and envy are qualities of the darkness and emotions that lead to wicked behavior.
The Faithful Israelite King continues to exercise Justice concerning the wicked men murdering the innocent person (Ish-Bosheth) and refrained from hating his enemies; he always exercised the affirmative outlook to the person who was averse to him. —2 Samuel 4
The Trap of Jealousy and Envy:
Wickedness dominated Michal, the daughter of Saul, the wife of David; jealously and envy are qualities of the darkness and emotions that lead to wicked behavior. The Ark of the convent transferred to the city of David that proved a joyous occasion. David comprehended that the Divine Spirit established him as King of over Israel. Michal, observing from a window noticed David dancing expressing spiritual zeal, and Michal despised David in her heart that stems from Jealousy. David manifested generosity, he gave everyone food that was in the crowd. Michal accused David in relation to disrobing and dancing in front of his maid servants. David’s behavior was normal human behavior. Wicked people always take nature and obscure the context into sinful behavior. Thus, the result of Michal attitude and behavior voided her of bearing children. —2 Samuel Chapter 5
Pursuing the Qualities of the Light:
Moses taught the qualities and characteristics of generosity, forgiveness, and exercising justice in-accordance to our fellow citizen are the commandments. The son of Jesse cultivated an agreeable heart that the Powers of the Light favors. Moses in his writings continually told the Israelites to circumcise their hearts, defining as—changing the egocentric heart to a generous heart.
King David appreciated peace, generosity, and forgiveness.
King David offered kindness to Mephibosheth the son of Johnathan and kept his word to King Saul refraining from the extermination of Saul’s family. David expressed kindness in return for kindness, a quality that lacks within the modern world. David offered kindness to the son of the King of the Ammonites that just died, despite the Ammonites returning wickedness for kindness, which they got back what they deserved. The point is David had the heart that Moses taught for people to cultivate. 2 Samuel 10
Karmic Bonds Apply:
The Israelite King committed Adultery and Murder transgressing ageist the commandments. Why was David forgiven? Because of his affirmative heart condition, the person within. David proved himself repeatedly through fairness, exercising justice, forgiving his fellowman, and a generous heart. However, karmic bonds attached upon King David. After committing adultery and murder, trouble within the king’s family surfaced that produced grief and shame. —2 Samuel Chapter 11
David understood that he was under the Direction of the Divine Spirit and gave the Glory to the Almighty Divine Source. the son of Jesse lived by Faith.
Moses taught the law concerning human behavior. Our society interweaved with religion is deluded from the deeper context of the scriptures and causes deception and falsehood. the independent spiritual student can comprehend the depths of the context of the stories within the Hebrew Scriptures though parts of the scriptures were manipulated.
The commandments that Moses taught are defined within the stories of King David and King Saul—two stories that contrast the other in relation to human behavior.
Seeking discernment and wisdom when studying the scriptures will help to understand the context—the underlying subject.
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