May 20 2 Samuel 14-15

May 20 2 Samuel 14-15 (ESV) Absalom Returns to Jerusalem 14:1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 2 And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. Do not anoint yourself with … More May 20 2 Samuel 14-15

Sin and Consequences

Bob Deffinbaugh comments on 2 Samuel 13 and the tragedy in Israel’s royal family: ….this text is placed immediately following the passage that depicts David’s sin and its personal consequences in the death of his first son by Bathsheba. This is not only because the events of chapter 13 follow closely in time to those of … More Sin and Consequences

May 19 2 Samuel 13

May 19 2 Samuel 13 (ESV) Amnon and Tamar 13:1 Now Absalom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar. And after a time Amnon, David’s son, loved her. 2 And Amnon was so tormented that he made himself ill because of his sister Tamar, for she was a virgin, and it seemed impossible to Amnon … More May 19 2 Samuel 13

May 18 2 Samuel 11-12

May 18 2 Samuel 11-12 (ESV) David and Bathsheba 11:1 In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. 2 It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose … More May 18 2 Samuel 11-12

May 17 2 Samuel 8-10

May 17 2 Samuel 8-10 (ESV) David’s Victories 8:1 After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, … More May 17 2 Samuel 8-10

May 16 2 Samuel 5-7

May 16 2 Samuel 5-7 (ESV) David Anointed King of Israel 5:1 Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and flesh. 2 In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the Lord said to you, ‘You shall … More May 16 2 Samuel 5-7

May 15 2 Samuel 3-4

May 15 2 Samuel 3-4 (ESV) Abner Joins David 3:1 There was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. And David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul became weaker and weaker. 2 And sons were born to David at Hebron: his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam of Jezreel; 3 and … More May 15 2 Samuel 3-4