Seems the times Israel is shown in the best light are at times when they have been given a project, taking over the land, building the temple, rebuilding the temple. It should be observed that not long into these projects there are challenges and not long after dissension/distraction/rebellion. It just seems to be the way of the world.
For all of his power and riches, the king dies just like all of the rest naked and possession less. This king however is remembered for many a great things and a couple less than great things. Through it all he was able to keep his connection with God. David's life and character are still today studied and examined and emulated. His Psalms are amongst the peoples favorite.
2012 - pBiblx2 Field Wise Bible System Version 2.0.9d - GPL3