David was the youngest of his father's sons. He was not just a simple shepherd boy, but a mighty youth full of the Spirit of the Lord. (I Samuel 16:13) He was skilled with the harp, and spent much of his quiet time writing songs of praise to God. David had a warrior spirit, which empowered him to fight off wild animals that threatened his father's sheep. He was ruddy, and pleasant to the eyes. David was submissive, and a diligent worker, and obedient to his father's commands. And he was a marksman with a slingshot.
The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats is an Overview of the Blessed and the Cursed
Jesus was trying to wake people up to the reality that life is short and death is certain, and what one does in the here and now determines ones eternity. God has made available salvation by grace since Pentecost, but hand in hand with that gift of salvation is a tailor-made destiny complete with a challenging but satisfying job description including good works.
The Zeal of Jesus Showed UP When He Cleansed the Temple
Jesus Christ was the Son of God, the complete embodiment of who God is, the expressed image of His character and persona. And just as David took to heart the reproaches of man against God, so Jesus displayed righteous indignation at the blatant and careless manner in which men were handling the things of God.
Asa was the first king of Judah mentioned that did what was right in the sight of the Lord. Asa began his reign with a zeal to remove idolatrous objects from the land, and ban idol worship. But at the end of his life, Asa fell away from following the Lord.
The Heart of the Father and Forgivness are Revealed in the Parable of the Prodigal Son
The repentance and restoration of any returning one is reason for rejoicing. To repent, Biblically, means to have a genuine change of heart and life from worse to better. It is vital to have compassion for anyone lost in the wilderness of the world.