2 Samuel

2 Samuel 22 David’s Song of Deliverance

For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. 2 Sam. 22:29-30 David’s praise for deliverance. David’s regret, expressed as… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 21 Cost for Breaking A Covenant

… And after that God heeded the prayer for the land. 2 Sam 21:14 “You shall not pervert justice due the stranger or the fatherless, nor take a widow’s garment as a pledge.  Deuteronomy 24:17   The Avenging of the… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 20 The Revolt of Sheba

  …One of Joab’s men stood near Amasa, and said, “Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David–follow Joab!” 2 Samuel 20:11 Sheba’s Rebellion: 19:9-20:26.  The civil war is not ended.  The loyal men of Judah are furious with Israelite… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 19 Jerusalem Divided

… they told all the people, saying, “There is the king, sitting in the gate.” So all the people came before the king. 2 Samuel 19:8 David Returns to Jerusalem David mourns deeply for Absalom, his son.  Finally, Joab, his… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 18 Death of Absalom

The Lord has avenged you this day of all those who rose against you.  2 Samuel 18:31 By the time Absalom has gathered a larger army (according to Hushai’s advice) and pursues his father, David’s commanders are ready.  The supporters… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 17 Futility of Human Wisdom

So Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than the advice of Ahithophel.” For the Lord had purposed to defeat the good advice of Ahithophel, to the intent that the Lord… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 16 King Insulted

On that bitter journey of David when he had to flee Jerusalem after having been betrayed by his son and deserted by his people, he is even cursed by a distant relative of Saul’s named Shimei.  David will not permit… (READ MORE)

What happened on the Mount of Olives?

Question: “What happened on the Mount of Olives?” Answer: The Mount of Olives, sometimes referred to as “Olivet” in the KJV (2 Samuel 15:30; Acts 1:12) or “the mount facing Jerusalem” (1 Kings 11:7), is a ridge running along the… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 13 Lust, Bad Advice, and Death

Amnon, Tamar, Jonadab and Absalom “No, my brother, do not force me, for no such thing should be done in Israel. Do not do this disgraceful thing! 13 And I, where could I take my shame?…   However, he would not… (READ MORE)