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 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

“Now then do it”

2 Samuel 3-4 is the passage in our Bible reading plan today. David’s waiting on the Lord seems to have paid off. After seven and a half years, God sovereignly brings about events leading to David being crowned king of all Israel. Some practical advice comes from a statement made by Abner that we can … More “Now then do it”

A Word of Warning

Bob Deffinbaugh comments in a sermon, “What an Amalekite is Dying to Tell David”  in 2 Samuel 1- It is a word of warning to any who may be trusting in his or her own righteousness for eternal salvation, who expects that God will surely welcome you with open arms though you have rejected His provision … More A Word of Warning

May 14 2 Samuel 1-2

May 14 2 Samuel 1-2 (ESV) David Hears of Saul’s Death 1:1 After the death of Saul, when David had returned from striking down the Amalekites, David remained two days in Ziklag. 2 And on the third day, behold, a man came from Saul’s camp, with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. And when he came … More May 14 2 Samuel 1-2