Tag Archives: 2 Samuel 2-4

Summary Application 2 Samuel 2:8-4:12:

  Spend time today confessing to God any ways that you have rebelled against Him lately. Then spend time in thanksgiving, expressing your gratitude for the forgiveness and redemption that is yours through Jesus. Ask God to be your refuge … Continue reading

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Shuttle diplomacy resulted in agreement but a Bloody Aftermath –

 2 Samuel 3:17-21… 17 Now Abner had consultation with the elders of Israel, saying, “In times past you were seeking for David to be king over you. 18 Now then, do it! For the Lord has spoken of David, saying, ‘By the … Continue reading

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A complicated picture of turmoil and trouble –

2 Samuel 3:12-16… David told Abner: 13 “Good! I will make a covenant with you, but I demand one thing of you, namely, you shall not see my face unless you first bring Michal, Saul’s daughter, when you come to see … Continue reading

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David finds a new ally, Abner a former enemy –

 2 Samuel 3:8-11…  9 May God do so to Abner, and more also, if as the Lord has sworn to David, I do not accomplish this for him, 10 to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and to establish the … Continue reading

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Civil war between Judah and Israel similar to our battles today –

 2 Samuel 2:12-32… The kingdom of Israel was split between two kings–David as king of Judah and Ish-bosheth as king of Israel-the other 11 tribes. Vv.12-16 Abner, as the commander of Ish-bosheth’s army, goes out from Israel into David’s territory … Continue reading

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 Abner rebels against God by establishing Ish-bosheth as king over Israel –

 2 Samuel 2:8-11…10 Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son, was forty years old when he became king over Israel, and he was king for two years. The house of Judah, however, followed David.  Though Judah recognizes David as king, Israel makes Saul’s son … Continue reading

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