In this famous episode David falls spectacularly, committing adultery with Bathsheba and then trying to cover up what he has done by orchestrating her husband Uriah's murder. It's what men so often do, use their power for sexual conquest. But as we read 2 Samuel 11, we're also invited to consider the dynamics of temptation and transgression in our own lives.
David's care of Mephibosheth embodies God's character of loving-kindness. He gives a model for care and inclusion of those with disabilities. We catch a glimpse of what the Kingdom of God looks like.
David becomes king, makes Jerusalem his capital and brings the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem, but all is not well as he has presumed to treat God how he likes, rather than follow God's word, and at home he faces domestic conflict.