Is King David a role model for people today?
King David was widely referred to as, "a man after God's own heart". This would be the ultimate of compliments to a man's integrity and character. David spent much time in prayer and dedication to God. This included taking steps of faith such as fighting Goliath and standing up to King Saul. We all have "Goliath's" in our life that seem like they are impossible obstacles to overcome, but if we remember the faith that David had that God would deliver him. He trusted that God would fulfill the promise that he delivered to David through the prophet Samuel.
However, David was a man and had his share of weaknesses. He struggled with lust and had the power to act on his lust with Bathsheba. He didn't stop there and had Bathsheba's husband killed in order to cover up his sin. In the midst of this, God chose to use him to accomplish His will.
In his early years I believe David was a great role model for people today. The faith and courage he displayed are quite admirable. However, in his later years David struggled in his sin as you can read in the Psalms. David still remains a great leader and God chose to make a covenant through him that his line would deliver the Messiah (Jesus).
Yes, there are, with the most famous probably being Jesus Christ. In the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, they list the genealogy from King David to Joseph to Jesus, though, technically, he was not a genetic descendant of King David, because Joseph was not his genetic father. As for any currently living descendants of King David, there were so few people in the world at his time, that it is very possible that many people…
King Solomon was from the Royal Line of David, meaning David and Goliath, after David killed Goliath, the people of Israel made him king. David was a great king and followed THE LORD ALMIGHTY completeley, exept for the sin he did with Bathsheba's husband, Uriah the Hittie. No other king followed THE LORD ALMIGHTY more than David. King Solomon was born from king David & Bathsheba, his new wife. King David was born from Jesse…
They're not in order but king shlomo king shaul and king david. First King Saul was the first king around 1020 B.C.E Then King David from 1--5-970 who defeated the Philistines centralized kingdom with Jerusalem, as its capital (Son of King David) King Solomon 970-931 his greatest achievement was the construction of the (first) grand temple in Jerusalem
David of Mesopotamia is very important to Jewish, Christian, and Islamic culture. In the bible, he is the king of the Israelites and Jewish people. According to biblical tradition, his decent is Messiah. In Islam he is considered to be a prophet and king of the nation. In the Book of Psalms he is famous for some of the Psalms written. As king, David formed the kingdom of Israel by uniting the Hebrew tribes.