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May 3, II Samuel 3:1-11

Tuesday, May 03, 2016      1 comments

May 3, II Samuel 3:1-11 David lives in Hebron for the next five years and there are periodic skirmishes between him and Abner, as stated before Abner was the real ruler. Note that while David lives there he acquires more wives, six at this... Read more

May 2, II Samuel 2:18-32

Monday, May 02, 2016      0 comments

May 2, II Samuel 2:18-32 Abner is a bad man, it's believed by many that it was actually he that ruled and that Ish-Bosheth was his puppet king. Everything in this chapter are results of Abner's desire for power. By killing Abishai he star... Read more

May 1, II Samuel 2:8-17

Sunday, May 01, 2016      2 comments

May 1, II Samuel 2:8-17 In these first three verses we have what appears to be a contradiction in times. Abner made Ish-Bosheth king, but not in territory traditionally in Israel, the Philistines were occupying that territory after the def... Read more

April 30, II Samuel 2:1-7

Saturday, April 30, 2016      0 comments

April 30, II Samuel 2:1-7 A few items to note here, David first seeks out God before doing anything else. Then it reads David and his two wives, in reality David has three wives, his first wife Michal, Saul's daughter is still alive and ne... Read more

April 29, II Samuel 1:11-27

Friday, April 29, 2016      0 comments

April 29, II Samuel 1:11-27 David mourns the loss of the king and his closest friend Jonathan. Even though Saul had so much enmity for David, David knew what the killing of a king does to a nation, it fragments it. David sings a song for ... Read more

April 28, II Samuel 1:1-10

Thursday, April 28, 2016      1 comments

April 28, II Samuel 1:1-10 This story doesn't match up with the story from the last chapter, the person telling this is trying to get on David's good side. Most likely he was pillaging from the dead bodies after the battle and found Saul. ... Read more

April 27, 1 Samuel 31:8-13

Wednesday, April 27, 2016      1 comments

April 27, 1 Samuel 31:8-13 It wasn't that uncommon in war to cut off the head of ones chief foes, especially a king or military leader. It was a trophy and symbol of great victory, just as David cut off the head of Goliath, it showed that ... Read more

April 26, 1 Samuel 31:1-7

Tuesday, April 26, 2016      0 comments

April 26, 1 Samuel 31:1-7 Saul and his sons are killed in battle just as God said would happen. The death of a king, even a bad king is never a good thing. There are some interesting points in this story to look at. Although the text doe... Read more

April 25, 1 Samuel 30:16-31

Monday, April 25, 2016      1 comments

April 25, 1 Samuel 30:16-31 David makes war against the Amalikites and again we see the contrast in how David wages war, except for the few that escape on camels, he kills everyone. I do wonder if the captive Jews started fighting too, tha... Read more

April 24, 1 Samuel 30:7-15

Sunday, April 24, 2016      0 comments

April 24, 1 Samuel 30:7-15 David calls upon God for guidance, he asks Abiathar to come with the ephod, the symbol of the priest's office. Exactly what was done or how God answered is not told so I won't conjecture on this, it's important t... Read more

April 23, 1 Samuel 30:1-6

Saturday, April 23, 2016      1 comments

April 23, 1 Samuel 30:1-6 Here are some of the consequences for David's actions. For the last 16 months he's been living with Israel's enemies and deceiving the king. Just days ago he was deceiving the king as the Philistines prepared for... Read more

April 22, 1 Samuel 29

Friday, April 22, 2016      2 comments

April 22, 1 Samuel 29 As the army of the Philistines are gathering together I wonder whats going through David's mind, what will he do in a battle against Israel? I think maybe the other commanders see better than the king, it's not a good... Read more

April 21, 1 Samuel 28:15-23

Thursday, April 21, 2016      1 comments

April 21, 1 Samuel 28:15-23 Saul had a specific problem through his life as king, do you notice what it is? He didn't go to God, he went to Samuel. Samuel asks him, why do you ask me since God has turned away from you. Although I think th... Read more

April 20, 1 Samuel 28:8-14

Wednesday, April 20, 2016      2 comments

April 20, 1 Samuel 28:8-14 Saul is an example here of a leader who feels above the law, that his actions, while for “the greater good” are justified no matter what. That attitude has been a trait for dictators through history, it's also a ... Read more

April 19, 1 Samuel 28:1-7

Tuesday, April 19, 2016      0 comments

April 19, 1 Samuel 28:1-7 There's a lot happening in these seven verses. David has been living with the Philistines for 16 months, he's established a new reputation with the king although it's fake. And now David is faced with a major pro... Read more


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