INTRODUCING THE UNITED KINGDON STAGE(1 SAMUEL 8-31; 2 Samuel; 1kings 1-11; 1chronicles; 2 chronicles1-9; psalms; proverbs; Ecclesiastes; song of Solomon)
1. This stage, covering a period of approximately 120 years, records the history of Israel’s first three kings. Each ruled for forty years. They are Saul, David and Solomon
2. Most of Israel’s beautiful songs and words of wisdom were composed during this period. Those would include: psalms, proverbs, Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes.
3. The period begins with the selection of a ruler (Saul, 1sam. 9) and ends with the rejection of another ruler (rehoboam, 1 kings 12).
4. It includes a visit to the witch of en-dor (1 Sam. 28) and a visit by the queen of Sheba (1 kings 3).
5. The death of two babies is noted. The first (2 sam.12) pointed out the wages of sin, while the second (1 kings 3) pointed out the Wisdom of Solomon.
2 sam.12:13-14And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.
 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.
1 kings 3:25-28And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
 Then spoke the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thane, but divide it.
 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.
 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.
6. During this period a city is saved (1 sam.15), and a giant is slain (1 Sam. 17).
7. It describes a fearless prophet (Nathan, 2 Sam. 12), and a faithful priest (zadok, 2 Sam. 15).
8. The ark of God on two occasions is carried to Jerusalem, once during a celebration (2 Sam. 15).
6:15-17So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.
 And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.
 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
15:14, 24-25And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword. And lo Zadok also, and all the Levites were with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God: and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done passing out of the city.
 And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favor in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me again, and show me both it, and his habitation:
9. A sister is raped (2 sam.13) and a son is hanged (2 sam.18)
10. A father’s son (Jonathan) protects young David from the son’s father (Saul, 2 sam.20).
11. A heathen city becomes the Holy City (2 sam.5).
2 sam.5:6-8And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spoke unto David, saying, Except thou Take away the blind and the lame, thou shall not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.
 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.
 And David said on that day, whosoever gutted up to the gutter, and smitten the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain.
12. Solomon is instructed (1kings 2) and the temple is constructed (1 kings 6).
THE KINGDOM STAGE
“And the Lord said to Samuel, hearken unto their voice, and make them a king” (1 Sam. 8:22)
THE RULERS OF THIS STAGE
1. Saul, Israel’s first king.
a. The selection of Saul.
b. The rejection of Saul ( 1 sam. 13:1-15:9)
II. David, israel's finest king (1 sam. 16-2 sam. 31; 1 chro. 11-29)
a. David the shepherd (16:1-13)
b. David the singer (16:14-23)
c. David the soldier (17)
d. david the sought ( 1 Sam. 18-31)
THE LIFE OF DAVID
1.The shepherd (1 Sam. 16:1-13).
a.David, the eight son of Jesse, is brought from a sheep field near Bethlehem and anointed by Samuel (1 Sam. 16:1-2).
b.The Spirit of God comes upon David (16:13).
2.The singer (1 Sam. 16:14-23).
a.King Saul is trouble by an evil spirit
b.David’s beautiful music on the harp helps hoot he the trouble king (1 Sam. 16:14-25).
3.The soldier (1 Sam. 17:1-58).
a.A giant philistine warrior named goliath had defied the armies of Israel for forty days (17:16).
b.With but a sling and a stone, David kills this mighty soldier (17:49).
4.The sought (1 Sam. 18:31).
a.He begins his lifelong fellowship with Jonathan (1 Sam. 18:1-4; 20:41; 42; 23:16-18).
b.His growing popularity incurs Saul’s insane jealousy. Saul attempts to do him in by:
1.Jonathan (compare 18:5 with 18:13).
2.Private attempts on his life (18:11; 21, 25; 19:1, 10, 15).
4.Openly hunting him as a wild animal (23:15, 26; 24:2; 26:2, 17-20).
c.He marries Michal, the first of many wives (18:27).
d.He flees to the cities of Nob, and in desperation lies to the high priest there (21:1-9)
e.He then travel to the philistine city of Gath and fakes and insanity (21:10-15)
f.He begins gathering his army of “Spiritual outlaws” (22:1-2;23:13)
g.He goes to Moab but is ordered to Judah by God (22:3-5)
h.He spares the life of Saul on two occasions:
1.In cave in en-gedi (24:1-5)
2.In a wilderness in ziph (26:1-16)
i.He maries his second wife, a widow named Abigail (25:1-42)
j.Again the backslides and settles in philistine city of ziklag (27:1-6).
5. The sovereign (2 sam.1-10, 1 chron.11-19)
a. upon the death of Saul, by God’s command he comes to Hebron and is anointed by the men of Judah as their king (2 sam. 2:1-4)
b. after a seven year war, David is successful over the house of Saul and is anointed at Hebron by all twelve tribes (2 sam. 3-5)
c. he capture the city of Jerusalem and it his new capital (2 sa. 5:6-10).
d.He then brings the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem (2Sam.6:1-19)
e.he desires to build a temple for God, but is not allowed to do so (2 Sam. 7:17; 1 Chron. 17:4).
f. he now receives the all imortant Davidic Covenant from God (2 Sam.7:8-17; 1 Chron.17:7-15). This Covenant in essence predicted the millennial reign of Christ, the seed of David, upon the earth someday.
g. He seeks out and shows kindness to mephibosheth, Jonahtan's lame son. (2 Sam. 9:1-13)
6. The Sinner 2 Sam. 11
a. David's commet adultery with Bath-sheba.
b. He then arranges to have her husband, uriah, killed on a batlefield (2 Sam. 11).
7. The Sorrowful 2 Sam. 12-31; 1 Chron. 20,21.
a. Nathan the prophet confronts David about this, and the king confesses (2 Sam. 12:1-12; Ps. 32,52).
1. The death of hies son. (12:18).
2. The rape of tamar, his daughter, by amnon, his son (13:14).
3. The murder of amnon by his half-brother (and David's son) absalom,(13:29).
4. The rebellion of absalom against his father's own throne (15-18).
8. The Statement 2 Sam. 21:1-14
9. The Satistician 2 sam.24
10. The Sponsor 1 Chron. 22-29
11. The Scribe 2 Sam. 22:1; 23:1-3
12. The Satge 1 kings 2
Solomon, israel's fabulous king (1 ki. 1-11, 2 chron. 1-9)
I. Triumph over his ememies 1 Kings 1-2
II. Talent from God 1 kings 3:4-28
III. Total and traquil reign 1 kings 4
IV. Temple of Worship 1 kings 5-8; 2 cron. 2-7
V. Treasury of Riches 4:26;9:17,26=28;10:22,26;11:3
VI. Testimony through land 4:29-34; 10:1-13
VII. The trangressions against God 1 kings 11
THE DEVOTIONAL PSALMS
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