David Anointed King of Israel

This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in 2 Samuel 5:1-12, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.

Once upon a time, a man named David was chosen to be the new king of Israel. The people of Israel all came to David and said, “You used to help the old king, and God has said that you will be the new leader of his people.” So David made a promise with the people in front of God, and they anointed him king over all of Israel.

David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned for forty years. For the first seven years and six months, he ruled over a part of Israel called Judah. Then he went to a city called Jerusalem and ruled over all of Israel and Judah for the next thirty-three years.

But there were people who didn’t want David to be the king. They were called the Jebusites, and they lived in Jerusalem. They thought they were safe because they had a big, strong fortress that David couldn’t get into. But David was determined to take over Jerusalem, so he and his army attacked the city. The Jebusites said that even the blind and the lame could stop David, but he proved them wrong by capturing the city.

David was a great king because God was with him. He built his own city in Jerusalem, and it became known as the city of David. David became more and more powerful because God was always with him.

Another king named Hiram sent messengers to David, and they brought cedar trees, carpenters, and masons to build David a beautiful house. David knew that God had made him king over Israel, and he was grateful to God for making his kingdom strong for the sake of his people.

Biblical Lessons

  • Even when people doubt us or underestimate us, we can overcome obstacles with determination and faith in God.
  • When we make promises, we should always keep them, especially if we make them in front of God.
  • It’s important to show gratitude to God for His blessings and to use those blessings to benefit others.
  • Being a leader is not just about having power or authority, but about serving and caring for others.
  • It’s important to surround ourselves with people who support and believe in us, and to build strong relationships with others.

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