Monthly Archive: March 2008

Mar 27 2008

Right Thing Done the Wrong Way

Today’s story found in 2 Samuel 6 revolves around the Ark of God represented the immediate presence and glory of God. David considered it a top priority to bring the Ark out of obscurity and back into prominence. He just wanted Israel to be alive with a sense of the presence and glory of God. …

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Mar 20 2008

Became Great…God was with Him

Prior to this 3rd anointing of David as king in 2 Samuel 5, only one of the tribes of Israel recognized David as king at all (Judah). The other tribes recognized the son of Saul, the puppet Ishbosheth, as king. After Ishbosheth is murdered, they then turn to David. The tribes only turned to David …

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Mar 18 2008

Zeal for Others

In 2 Samuel 4, we again see what zeal David seems to have in vindicating people wronged other than himself. He will endure for years someone who mistreats him, but lay a hand on another and David is compelled to requite justice. His name was Mephibosheth:This was the son of Jonathan, David’s covenantal friend, who …

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Mar 17 2008

Choosing Our Responses

Interesting how much of this chapter is taken up with wives & concubines. The first thing listed in 2 Samuel 3 are the six wives and six kids of David. One-half of them we will learn more about, and that not in pretty colors. Amnon raped his half-sister and was murdered by his half-brother. Absalom …

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Mar 16 2008

Patience of David

I have been googling and reading and contemplating the relationship between David and Jonathan, and thought perhaps that I could scribble out my thoughts in a day or two’s time. But there seems to be a gaping hole missing in all the commentaries about these two fellows. They seem to fall within one of two …

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