There is no pain harder to bear than domestic difficulty. We can bounce back from blows at work or recover fairly rapidly from problems at school. Even physical infirmities or emotional battles, as hurtful as they may be, can hardly be compared to the devastating impact brought on by trouble in the home. Family feuds, wayward kids, parent-child clashes, husband-wife disagreements, and other in-house pressures have a way of breaking our spirits and stealing our joy. And no one is immune who compromises with God’s standard—not even a king such as David. In this study we witness the monarch’s misery as the sword of consequences falls on him and his family.