“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”

Ultimately God’s doing

In 2 Samuel 22, David praises God for being his Rescuer, his Refuge, his source of strength and success.  You may notice that Psalm 18 is nearly the same, and meant as worship to our awesome God. Bob Deffinbaugh comments at Bible.org: David’s “successes” are ultimately God’s doing. As David reflects on his rise to … More Ultimately God’s doing

Discipline vs Punishment

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 Discipline vs Punishment