Dive into this enlightening study of King David with this study guide, that will help you understand King David and Christ as the fulfillment as the King of Kings.
King David is the paradigmatic king of the Old Testament. His kingship recalls that of Adam in the Garden, yet points to Jesus Christ, the King of Kings.
In David the King renowned speaker, Bishop Barron helps us understand this important and courageous man in light of the first king, and the King of Kings.
Adam was the first king. He was the steward of the Garden of Eden. God called him to govern the garden, but Adam didnƴ fulfill his kingly responsibility.
Centuries later, David emerged as the king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But David fell. He fell, like his forefather, Adam, and his reign brought in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets.
The New Testament, however, prophesied a son of David who would understand the fullness of Israelite kingship whose actual reign defied expectation.
The story of King David causes us to look back to AdamƳ kingship, and forward toward Christ the King, seeing Christ as the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth.