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We know what to do in times of trial - pray! But what do we do when things go our way? Do we seek the Lord or just think we know what to do? David was smarter than that and we can learn from his example.

David shows once again how to mirror a godly character even while most of those around him are consumed with ambition and revenge. Sound like your workplace?

David finally takes over a united kingdom. Will he act like other men when they come into power? No. He is God\'s man and his example for us is wonderful.

What was David\'s passion? What drove him like nothing else? It was a passion for the presence of God. He shows the real David and is not at all concerned about what anyone but God thinks. Are we that way in our worship of God?

Most people, when they get really comfortable with their place and person begin to think of ways to keep that going. When David gets comfortable he thinks of ways to bless and honor God. We see what wonderful things happen with that kind of attitude in a believer\'s life.

David shows both the qualities of God in being a just king but also reaching out in mercy to someone who didn\'t deserve it. Learn just how precious we are in God\'s sight as He chooses to bless us!

David faces personal failure after great success as king of Israel. His path to temptation is a familiar one to us all. Learn the steps David could have taken to keep from falling.

God knows just how to reach the heart of someone who has been blinded by sin. And He knows just how to restore you if you have blown it. Learn how he dealt with David and broke him in order to build him.

Two of David\'s sons mirror their father\'s behavior in sexual lust and lust for power. They are sad chapters in David\'s life, but chapters we can learn from when facing the enemy\'s grand scheme.

When faced with one of his greatest crises, David responds by not striking out or feeling sorry for himself. When Absalom takes over David lets God take over. His behavior is a lesson for us when times go really bad.

David had done all he could. Now he had to leave his fate up to those he had encountered in his life and to the Lord. What do you do when you can\'t do anything more? Find out what God did for David.

David knows he must remain king but does not want his son Absalom harmed. How often do we as parents not want our kids to suffer for their decisions. But the Lord teaches us some tough life lessons for our kids\' ultimate good.

We see three distinct leadership styles in Absalom, Joab, and David. How do they compare with God\'s leadership style?

David had to deal with a promise made to a people who were evil. It reveals the power of God\'s love to those who shouldn\'t receive it. David also writes an incredible song about God\'s faithfulness.

David nears the end of his life. He shares the distilled wisdom from a life lived in service to the Lord. Also learn a lot about how to serve the Lord by looking at who served David.

David makes a terrible mistake, but God uses it to discipline his children who must suffer the consequences of sin, but also experience the mercy of God who overcomes sin and death and our biggest mistakes.