The life of King David was anything but uneventful. Born of a mother accused of adultery and raised as the bastard son of a tribal leader, no one ever expected this boy to become Israel's greatest warrior and king. Ostracized by his brothers, his youth was spent as an isolated shepherd, honing his skills with sling and lyre. Loneliness, offset by creativity, inspired his many heartfelt psalms of pain and praise to his God.
Secure in the confidence that he could slay lion and bear, shielded by the armor of faith, one mighty act transformed David from lowliness to prominence. Two armies watched a single stone from his sling crack open the head of the Philistine giant, Goliath. In an instant, David turned the tide of Israel's battle from defeat to victory. His fame became a source of jealousy for Saul, his disobedient king. Surviving numerous attempts on his life, David refused to take the life of the LORD's anointed. Following Saul's death in battle, David's lust caused him to do the things kings will do. Adultery led to murder and deceit. Spoiled children were a result of his fall from grace. Come, hear David's story in his own words.