The reign of king David was the high point
       for the nation of Israel

            everything rises

                 or falls

            from that point.

A thousand years after David's death

Jesus was referred to as David's son.

It was David who gave us the beautiful 23rd Psalm:      

    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  
    He makes me to lie down in green pastures;

    He leads me beside the still waters.

    He restores my soul;
    He leads me in the paths 
of righteousness
        for His name's sake.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley
        of the shadow of death,

    I will fear no evil; for You are with me;

    Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

    You prepare a table before me
        in the presence of my enemies;

    You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

        all the days of my life; and I will

        dwell in the house of the Lord forever.