All posts tagged: Jesse

80 | The great cover-up of Psalm 51 and its connection to the Tabernacle of David

In this podcast, I want to talk about arguably the greatest cover-up of the meaning of a Bible verse in the history of the Bible. And this misinterpretation has an odd connection to an important prophetic event, the Tabernacle of David.

Painting of King David by Gerrit van Honthorst (1590 - 1656)

King David’s big, dark secret

ESPAÑOL: El gran y oscuro secreto del Rey David There was a big, dark secret in David’s life that few people are aware of. It’s not that David tried to keep it secret, but many of us simply fail to connect the dots. When we study David’s life, there are a number of Biblical passages that at first read seem quite puzzling. One such passage is 1 Samuel 16:1-13. God had just rejected Saul as king of Israel and commissioned the prophet Samuel to anoint one of the sons of Jesse of Bethlehem as the next king (v 1). Samuel approached the elders of Bethlehem and arranged the meeting. Once Jesse and his sons had gathered, Samuel quickly realized none of the boys standing before him was the one God had chosen. Puzzled, Samuel asked if there were any other sons and was told the youngest, David, was attending the flock. Samuel ordered David brought before him and anointed the young shepherd boy as the next king of Israel. I was always curious as to why David …