No question about it. King David remains among the brightest lights of the Bible. So significant was David that God set aside an entire book of the Old Testament to cover David’s 40 year reign…from his highest pinnacle of achievement to his lowest valley of misery and defeat. Without sparing many details of either extreme, the Spirit of God recorded (with admiration as well as with grief) the things that made David great and the things that led to David’s agony of soul. The book of 2 Samuel traces a colourful, as well as contrasting, life and holds lessons that live on to this very day.