Scripture does not accept David's behavior for business as usual, and neither should we.
God promises to build a bayit, a house. But not one with boundaries.
The gap in the lectionary’s account of the return of the Ark of the Covenant echoes a pattern we have seen too often in our country.
Whatever else David is, he is recognizably human and not a fairy-tale king.
When David praises Saul and Jonathan, is he acting out of expediency, faithfulness, or both?