What does an Old Testament king have to do with living the Christian life today? All of Scripture focuses on the central theme of God's redemptive plan. And the people of the Bible help personalize that theme.
"David the king regularly provides us an illustration of what the Christ will be like. As a living example of what it is to wait upon the Lord and serve the Lord's people, David points us to Christ. Occasionally he points us to Christ by actin as a prophet (declaring the word of the Lord). In each role he helps us come to a deeper appreciation of who Jesus is and what he does."
A look at the life of David, king of Israel, will prepare you to live in obedience to Christ, the King of kings.
Daniel M. Doriani is vice president of strategic academic projects and professor of theology at Covenant Theological Seminary. Previously he was senior pastor of Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton, Missouri.