Leadership in Israel: David and Solomon Questions and Answers - Form 1 Topical CRE

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QUESTIONS

  1.    
    1. In which ways did David promote the worship of God?
    2. How did the Kings of Israel lead people back to God?
  2.    
    1. Explain ways in which King David promoted the worship of Yahweh in Israel.BTR
    2. How do Christians demonstrate their faith in God today?
  3.      
    1. In which ways did David promote the worship of God?
    2. How did the Kings of Israel lead people back to God?
    3. Give five ways in which Christians show their trust in God.
  4.      
    1. Explain ways in which King David promoted the worship of Yahweh in Israel.
    2. How do Christians demonstrate their faith in God today?
  5. What were the contributions made by Kind David to the Development of Israel as a nation
  6.      
    1. Outline seven failures of King Saul as the first King of Israel                     
    2. Explain the factors that led to David’s successor’s failure in their leadership        
  7.      
    1. State six promises that God gave to King David
    2. Give eight reasons why king David is referred as the greatest king of Israel
    3. Identify six lessons that modern Christian leaders can learn from the leadership of King David    
  8.    
    1. Give five promises given  to king David by God  through prophet Nathan         
    2. Identify seven ways in which Israelite kings used to bring the people back to God         
    3. State eight ways in which national unity can be promoted by leaders of today               
  9.      
    1. Give six reasons for Kingship in Israel    
    2. Give four ways in which King David promoted the worship of Yahweh in Israel   
    3. Identify reasons why political leaders in Kenya have failed to perform their duties effectively 
  10. Outline seven promises God gave to David through prophet Nathan.
  11. What were the success of King David in Israel?   
  12. Outline the duties of Samuel as a prophet of God
  13.      
    1. Write the importance of David as the King of Israel.   
    2. State the circumstances that led to the fall of King Solomon. 
  14.      
    1. Write the importance of David as the King of Israel.   
    2. State the circumstances that led to the fall of King Solomon. 
    3. Explain the role of Kings in traditional African community.   
  15.    
    1. Outline six promises that God gave to king David through prophet Nathan.
    2. What was the importance of the temple of Jerusalem to the Israelites?
    3. How can Christians enhance true worship of God today?


ANSWERS

  1.      
    1.      
      • David brought the Ark of the covenant to Jerusalem
      • He composed Psalms that have continued to be used in the worship of God
      • He defeated the enemies of Israel making her to worship in a condusive environment
      • He advised others to obey God and keep His commandments
      • He wanted to build a temple  for God to house the Ark of the covenant
      • David made Jerusalem the Holy city; where all Israelites gathered to worship God during important religious occasions
      • He listened to advice of God’s Prophets
      • When he sinned he repented and served as an example to other people
      • He thanked God often and called upon Israelites to worship God
    2.    
      • They led in the renewal of the Sinai covenant
      • Josiah destroyed alters that had been set up to worship idols
      • Jehu eliminated members of the house of Ahab thus reducing influence of idolatry in Israel
      • They destroyed the ministers of Baal
      • King Josiah restored temple worship
      • The temple was repainted and made presentable for the worship of God e.g. Jescah
      • They repented  the sins of worshipping idols
  2.        
    1.      
      • David brought the Ark of the covenant to Jerusalem.
      • He did not only make Jerusalem his political capital but also the holy city/religious/ spiritual-capital in which all Israelites came for religious occasions. He composed the psalms used in worship.
      • He showed respect to the prophets of Yahweh E.g Nathan.
      • When David made mistakes he repented and asked for Yahweh’s forgiveness.
      • David humbled himself before Yahweh and completely submitted to his will.
      • He advised others to obey God.
      • He constantly prayed to God and sought his guidance.
      • He conquered the enemies of Israel so that they could live in peace
    2.    
      • Worshipping Him.
      • Helping the needy.
      • Resolving conflicts /being peace makers.
      • Conserving God’s creation/environment.
      • Living according to His laws.
      • Living exemplary lives/Role models.
  3.    
    1.    
      • David brought the Ark of the covenant to Jerusalem
      • He composed Psalms that have continued to be used in the worship of God
      • He defeated the enemies of Israel making her to worship in a condusive environment
      • He advised others to obey God and keep His commandments
      • He wanted to build a temple  for God to house the Ark of the covenant
      • David made Jerusalem the Holy city; where all Israelites gathered to worship God during important religious occasions
      • He listened to advice of God’s Prophets
      • When he sinned he repented and served as an example to other people
      • He thanked God often and called upon Israelites to worship God
    2.    
      • They led in the renewal of the Sinai covenant
      • Josiah destroyed alters that had been set up to worship idols
      • Jehu eliminated members of the house of Ahab thus reducing influence of idolatry in Israel
      • They destroyed the ministers of Baal
      • King Josiah restored temple worship
      • The temple was repainted and made presentable for the worship of God e.g. Jescah
      • They repented  the sins of worshipping idols (7x1=7mks)
      • Christians show their trust in God by obeying God’s word and commandments
      • By believing His promises
      • By trusting the scriptures as God given
      • By praying to God for their needs
      • They put up places of worship where people can worship God
      • By assisting the needy in society (Any 5= 5x1=5mks)
  4.    
    1.    
      • David brought the Ark of the covenant to Jerusalem.
      • He did not only make Jerusalem his political capital but also the holy city/religious/ spiritual-capital in which all Israelites came for religious occasions. He composed the psalms used in worship.
      • He showed respect to the prophets of Yahweh E.g Nathan.
      • When David made mistakes he repented and asked for Yahweh’s forgiveness.
      • David humbled himself before Yahweh and completely submitted to his will.
      • He advised others to obey God.
      • He constantly prayed to God and sought his guidance.
      • He conquered the enemies of Israel so that they could live in peace
    2.    
      • Worshipping Him.
      • Helping the needy.
      • Resolving conflicts /being peace makers.
      • Conserving God’s creation/environment.
      • Living according to His laws.
      • Living exemplary lives/Role models.
  5.    
    • He was God’s appointee filled with God’s Holy spirit
    • He recognized God’s supremacy in his leadership respecting Prophets and consulting them before He acted
    • Captured the city of Jerusalem from Jebusites and made it his Administration headquarter
    • He made Jerusalem a religious centre by bringing the Ark of the covenant
    • He recognized the unity of Israel by uniting twelve tribes together
    • He initiated the idea of building the temple in Jerusalem
    • He was knowledgeable , eloquent, generous, patient and kind to his people
    • He established a powerful nation, though military conquest and boundary expansion
    • He was a diplomat who established good international relations with her neighbours
    • He increased state wealth y promoting local and regional trade
    • He composed and recited the psalms which was adopted in scriptures used for worship
    • He was a charismatic leader and shrewd administrator who sought advise from wise men.
    • He established the longest serving dynasty in Israel lasted for over 400years
  6.    
    1.    
      • He was impatient and offered the sacrifice instead of waiting for Samuel
      • He disobeyed God’s command of total of destruction of a conquered enemy i.e. law of Herem
      • He disobeyed God’s prophets
      • He was jealous and plotted to kill David
      • He counted a medium/ sac lad faith in God
      • He was possessed by an evil spirit which tormented hence made him unable to rule effectively
      • He spared King Agag of the of the Amalakites
      • He spared the fatty animal for himself and sacrificed the thin ones to God   
    2.    
      • Lacks faith in God
      • Dishonest and never committed God before undertaking their activities
      • Married foreign wives who brought foreign influence
      • Disobeyed God’s command by marrying foreign wives
      • Practiced idolatry
      • Oppressed the poor thus destroying the law of brotherhood
      • Subjected the Israelites to forced labor and slavery
      • Did not go according to the law of Moses
      • Took part in Pagan feasts festivals
      • Encouraged syncretism
      • Built temples for worshipping idols
      • Shed innocent blood
  7.    
    1.    
      • God promised to protect him and his descendants
      • God would give his descendants land
      • One of his sons would built a temple for God
      • God would raise up a heir for throne
      • God promises to establish an everlasting kingdom for him
      • David’s name would be famous
      • God’s relationship with his son would be like that of a father to his son     
    2.    
      • He was chosen and anointed by God
      • He had outstanding leadership qualities i.e. he was patient, brave e.t.c.
      • Expanded Israel’s territorial boundaries by conquering the enemies of Israel
      • Honoured God by bringing the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem
      • He was a military commander – he fought many successful battles
      • Consulted God’s servants whenever he wanted to undertake something
      • He was a skilled Musician, composed Psalms
      • Established Davidic dynasty which lasted 400 years
      • He organized the administrative system of Israel by choosing wise elders in charge of various departments
    3.    
      • Modern leaders should learn to appreciate that all authority is from God
      • Leaders should foster unity in their countries
      • Leaders should protect their states from external aggression
      • Political and religious leaders should respect one another
      • Acknowledge God in all the achievements
      • Choose wise advisors in administrative issues
      • Respect religious leaders and consult them whenever necessary
      • Accepting correction when they make mistakes
      • Trust in God
      • Obey the commandments of God
      • Be brave and courageous
      • Seek God’s guidance for leadership
  8.    
    1.    
      • God will make his Name great
      • God will give Israel land
      • God will establish David’s kingdom on earth
      • His son will build the temple for God
      • David will have an everlasting dynasty
    2.    
      • Destroying altars of idols
      • repenting their sins when warned by Kings
      • Restoring temple worship
      • Renewal of he covenant
      • Repairing the temple
      • Destroying the bronze serpent which Moses had made
      • Not forming political alliances with neighboring Kings.
    3.    
      • Promote inter-tribal activities 
      • Promote inter marriages
      • Encourage inter-ethnic schools
      • Employment promotion on merit
      • Promote cultural exchange programmes or visits
      • Promote national /official language-workplace + speech
      • Encourage inter-denomination forums + worship + religion
      • Equal distribution of resources nationally
      • Encourage national political parties
  9.    
    1.    
      • The weakness of Samuel’s sons/they were corrupt
      • They wanted to be like other nations
      • They needed a leader for political stabilities
      • Samuel had grown old/weak and hence could not lead
      • They needed a human leader/one whom they can see
      • They wanted someone to lead them in battles /ward
      • They needed a leader to guide them in justice /political government
    2.    
      • David brought the Ark of the covenant in Jerusalem
      • He made Jerusalem a Holy city by centralizing worship
      • He composed songs and psalms used in worship
      • He respected prophets of God e.g. Prophet Nathan
      • He repented his sins to God whenever he made mistakes
      • He called himself the servant of Yahweh/God
      • He had the initial plan of God to build the temple For God
      • He advised his son Solomon to obey he commandments of God
      • He prayed to God before carrying out any task/exercise
      • He was chosen by God through public ministry
    3.    
      • Struggle for power/leadership wrangles
      • Materialism/wealth accumulation
      • Greed/selfishness
      • Tribalism/ethnicity
      • Laxity on the government to punish law breakers/ineffective judicial system
      • Failure by politicians to act independently/control by higher authority
      • Lack of leadership skills by some politicians
      • Illiteracy
  10.    
    • God would make David’s name great.
    • He will give Israel a place to dwell in.
    • He would protect David from his enemies.
    • David’s s on will build temple for God.
    • God would remain a father to David’s son.
    • David’s Dynasty would rule forever.
    • God would raise an heir from David’s  lineage  to establish an ever lashing kingdom.
    • God would support David’s Son.
    • God would keep the Kingdom strong for David’s son.
  11.    
    • He made Jerusalem a religious centre
    • He composed psalms which were used in worship by the Israelites
    • He showed respect to the prophets of Yahweh/ listened to their messages
    • When David made mistakes, he repented
    • David humbled himself before Yahweh, he called himself the servant of Yahweh
    • He consistently prayed to God 
    • He wanted to build a temple for God
    • He conquered the enemies of Israel so that they would live in peace
  12.    
    • He anointed the first two kings of Israel, Saul and David.
    • He judged the people and settled disputes.
    • He foretold what would happen to the Israelites.
    • He reminded the people of God’s ways.
    • He acted as a mediator between God and the people.
    • He condemned social injustices.
    • He brought to the king’s attention their mistakes.
    • He condemned idolatry and promoted monotheism.
    • He offered sacrifices to God on behalf of the people. (7 x 1) mks 

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