I have often pondered why King David of the Old Testament was considered one of the greatest kings in
Saul, who started out strong as the king of
After the death of Saul, Ishbosheth, who was the son of Saul, became ruler over the kingdom the
2 Samuel 2:8 ¶ But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul’s host, took Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim;
9 And made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all
10 Ish-bosheth Saul’s son was forty years old when he began to reign over
11 And the time that David was king in
These two rulers created a division in the kingdom, or in the Children of Israel. The division lasted seven years and six months. Upon the death of Ishbosheth, the tribes of
2 Samuel 5:1 Then came all the tribes of
2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in
This unification of the Children of Israel has never occurred again since. It was a great accomplishment and will only be repeated by Jesus Christ himself. In this way David is truly an Elias for Jesus Christ, who is the King of Kings.
I believe that is what made David so great. What do you think?