Previously we have seen David at his best, acting with great kindness and mercy towards Mephibosheth, a man who had nothing to give to David in return. We saw in this act of mercy something greater and recognised that David was acting here as a type of Christ, who in a more significant and far-reaching way, acted with mercy and generosity towards sinners who had nothing they could truly repay Him with. Moreover, as we come to the event we are looking at today, David had accomplished much, having defeated many of his enemies, and had also heard from the Lord of the covenant that had been established with his family.
But if we have seen David at his best, here we definitely see David at his worst.
1: David's great wickedness 2: The dangers of idleness 3: The need for rapid confession 4: A true child of God