Love, Loss, Lamentation
David’s lament over the deaths of Saul and Jonathan invited Israel to feel their grief and provided direction for their sorrow. As Alistair Begg explains, David buried Saul’s past offenses, choosing instead to focus on the good that had been lost. His poem highlighted the bravery Saul and Jonathan displayed, the unity they enjoyed, and the prosperity Saul created. At the same time, his deep anguish over Jonathan’s death points us to Jesus as the friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Topics: Biblical Figures, Death, Friendship, Grief, Sadness, Sorrow
The ripple effects of sin—even forgiven sin—often extend far beyond the original offense. Examining the consequences of David’s transgression with ...
You Are the Man—Part One
Externally, King David’s attempt to cover up Uriah’s murder appeared successful—but the Lord saw it and was displeased. In His ...
You Are the Man—Part Two
The account of David’s repentance in 2 Samuel 12 is complemented by Psalm 51, where the king recognizes that sin ...