David the Prophet (January-February 2011)
King David of Israel lived a life that is the stuff of legends. Among other things, he fought wars, ruled kingdoms, slew giants, spent years as a fugitive, sinned deeply, and composed dozens of songs in praise of God. One aspect of his life that we often disregard is that he was a great prophet, as can be seen in many of his psalms. In fact, some of the best known Old Testament prophecies come from his pen.