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)

2 Samuel 11-12 David and Bathsheba

7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. 8 I gave you your master’s house and your master’s… (READ MORE)

Psalm 32 of David. A Contemplation

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 When I kept silent, my bones grew old Through… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 11-20. David’s Troubles

David was a remarkable and successful leader, who left his imprint on secular and sacred history.  David was also a spiritually sensitive mean, who truly loved God and desired to obey him.  But David, like the rest of us, was… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 10 The Perils of Bad Counsel

 (Joab to his brother Abishai)  Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the Lord do what is good in His sight.” 2 Samuel 10:13 Defeat of… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 9 We shall eat at His table forever.

“Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.” 1 Samuel 9:7 David’s… (READ MORE)


Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel.  2 Samuel 7:8 David not only… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 8 David Extends His Kingdom

And the Lord preserved David wherever he went. David’s military victories: 8:1-14.  David has taken most of the territory the Philistines possessed along Israel’s coasts.  Now, in a series of wars which are not  described in any detail, his armies… (READ MORE)

Davidic Covenant

The David Covenant (2 Sam 7; 1 Chron. 17) is one of the OT covenants of promise.  Like the other promise covenants, this one announces what God will do.  God’s commitment to the announced course of action in no way… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 7 I will build you a house.

12 “When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 6 David goes to Bring the Ark

15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet. 16 Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter,… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 5 David Made King Over Israel

19 So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?” And the Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.” Key… (READ MORE)