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I’m giving Jacob a little rest this morning. I’ve been speaking about him quite a bit and I’m focused this morning rather on David. David. I’ve spent some time talking about David in times past that I’ve endeavored to bring to your attention the fact that David came from a very dysfunctional home. And again this week I was doing some research to verify that which I, not my own conclusions. I wasn’t verifying my conclusions but I was looking at the conclusions that people have made and I just wanted to see if it lined up through other theologians and studiers.

It’s most interesting that David’s mother is not the same mother as all his brothers. And the reason that David was rejected was probably because of a challenge in the house and when David’s mother became pregnant it was assumed that she’d played the part of the harlot. And she’d committed adultery and going on from there David was not considered a worthy son of Jesse. So intriguing. And then when you read in Psalm 69 and verse 7 it’s David writing and he says, because for your sake I have borne reproach, shame has covered my face. I become a stranger to my brothers and an alien to my mother’s children because zeal for your house has eaten me up. And the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me. When I wept and chastened my soul with fasting that became my reproach. I also made a sackcloth for my garment. I became a byword to them. Those who sit in the gate speak against me and I’m the song of the drunkards.

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