David’s Death Story (1 Kings 2)
Father’s Farewell – two men & crown – King David knew he was about to die. He brought his son Solomon before him to share some final guidance.
Remember Moses – path, prophet, waves – David told Solomon to follow Moses’ teachings and live faithfully. Then, God would keep his promises and bless Israel.
Life & Death – king, sword, table, bread, cup – David gave Solomon life and death assignments: honor and care for faithful men as family, but destroy violent men.
Established Throne – two crowns & cloud – God firmly established David’s kingdom through his son’s reign. David died, ending a forty-year reign as Israel’s king.
- What matters the most when you’re about to die?
- Why does David remind Solomon about Moses?
- David held unresolved vengeance in his heart. What does it feel like to hold someone in unforgiveness?
- How did David know Joab and Shimei would eventually cause Solomon problems in the future?
- Sit next to Solomon. What is his reaction to his dad?
- Compare this story with David’s prayer in Psalm 40.
- What’s your favorite story from King David’s life?
The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.
- Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
- Tell the story with the drawings.
- Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
- Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
- Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
- Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
- Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.
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