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When It Happened: 1055–1017 BC
Key People: David, Bathsheba, Joab, Nathan
Summary: After King Saul died, David became king. King David was a great warrior and led Israel in victory over many nations. But he was also a sinner and fell into terrible disobedience against God. Even so, God promised David that he would have a son who would rule after him and build a temple to God. God’s promise also stated that David’s house would be established forever. This promise points to the Savior, Jesus Christ, who would one day come through David’s family.
About God: God is merciful to forgive a repentant heart, and He is faithful to His promises.