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2Samuel:2 Discussion Board:
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kjv@2Samuel:2:4 > > RandyP :
Keep in mind that we are beginning to see signs of a split in the nation between Israel and Judah. A split that will physically divide them in the next generation at the death of David's son King Solomon.
kjv@2Samuel:2 > > RandyP :
As you would expect, things get out of control in a hurry amongst the prime players of the nation. Abner seems to be positioned as the one key player whose power and influence comes forth early, even more than David. He is never portrayed as a man of God that I am aware of, but, a force to be reckoned with to be sure. David must now become wise and politically shrewed.
kjv@2Samuel:21 > > RandyP :
Even after all of this time we are still dealing with the fall out from Saul. Israel had made a covenant with the Gibeonites (ill advised as it was) that God expected Israel to keep. Saul did not. So He expects of us as well. Another thing to notice is that we are still dealing with giants or the son's of.
kjv@2Samuel:22 > > RandyP :
This passage is a psalm (a worship song) written by David. In it he attempts to reveal his deepest heart by declaring what he himself has seen God do, the character God reveals by performing these actions, the praise David offers to God for the real life/real situation/real people engagement God has had. David as king has been out on the very edge of the dangerous currents and momentums. He has observed many events with a military eye when situations were beyond his human control. We may not know this kind of danger nor this type of eye, but, God moves for us just as well. This psalm could have been written through a bakers eye and revealed just as much about God's mighty hand.
kjv@2Samuel:23-24 > > RandyP :
There are certain things expected of a king kjv@2Samuel:23:3. We see the many valiant men of the king that would do anything for him even risk their own blood for a sip of water from an occupied well. The king therefore has such a greater responsibility and therefore has so much greater consequences. These things may seem strange to us for we are not kings. It may seem improbable to us for we are not of that age nor of that election. We tend to critic the oddity of the consequence rather than horridness of the sin was that God was addressing amongst the people. David's sin was ordering the census, the people's sin we must assume is idolatry.
kjv@1Chronicles:21:1 > > RandyP :
kjv@2Samuel:24:2-4 Suggests that David's men attempted to talk David out of this.