Tuesday, April 10, 2012

David...Seeking a Heart Like His

Today is our last day of our David Bible Study we are doing by Beth Moore.
I have learned so much during this study...I've fallen a bit behind from time to time in my homework, but have managed to catch up.  I still have 3 days left of homework to do before tonight's lesson.  If I don't get it done, I will for sure finish it before the end of this week!!

It was so neat to see how the line of David leads to Jesus.  I always knew it, but seeing how David was "A man after God's own heart" and how it was a picture of Jesus...Jesse (David's father) means "man", and David was "son of man," however, David's name means "beloved one."  The connections that were made throughout the study amazed me.  I knew the stories, but really digging deep and actually thinking of how David felt being chased by Saul.  Yet, he knew he would be King!  God was with David throughout and He grew David during his time on the run into the leader he would become.

David had his problems, like we all do, yet God was always there.  The ripple effects of some of David's bad decisions can be seen throughout the pages of 1 & 2 Samuel.  Sin can affect not only yourself, but those around you.

Anyway, this has been a wonderful study!  I'm going to miss it!!