Shammah - The Great Warrior, David's Last Words, Kings and their life style, Ransomed to Rejoice
23rd December 2019
Date — Second Samuel is set in the land of Israel during the reign of David and follows the course of his forty years as king of Israel (1011–971 BC).
Major Theme — David as King. He is named the second king of Israel, Saul's successor. God replaced Saul because of his refusal to repent and follow His commands. The first ten chapters show David as victorious in battle, praised by the people, compassionate to the sick and poor, and righteous in God’s sight. In the chapters that follow, we note that David’s adultery with Bathsheba was followed by a series of tragedies: their child’s death, David’s daughter Tamar’s rape by his son Amnon, Amnon’s murder, David’s own political overthrow by his son Absalom, and Absalom’s subsequent death.
Background - The forty years immediately following 1 Samuel. Despite the turmoil in his later years, David enjoyed the Lord’s forgiveness and favor. His genuine sorrow and regret over his sins revealed his repentant heart, with which the Lord was pleased.
I AM THE INSTRUCTIONS ⏳ David is Made King of Judah After this, David asked the LORD, Shall I go and take control of one of the towns of Judah? Yes, the LORD answered. Which one? David asked. Hebron, the LORD said.
He also took his men and their families, and they settled in the towns around Hebron.
When David heard that the people of Jabesh in Gilead had buried Saul, he sent some men there with the message: *May the LORD bless you for showing your loyalty to your king by burying him.
⏳ Israel and Judah at War David's men had killed 360 of Abner's men from the tribe of Benjamin.
⏳ *Sons of David* The fighting between the forces supporting Saul's family and those supporting David went on for a long time. As David became stronger and stronger, his opponents became weaker and weaker.
The following six sons, in order of their birth, were born to David at Hebron: Amnon, whose mother was Ahinoam, from Jezreel;
⏳ David Reigns over All Israel Then all the tribes of Israel went to David at Hebron and said to him, *We are your own flesh and blood and the LORD promised you that you would lead his people and be their ruler.*
⏳ The Philistines Defeated David asked the LORD, Shall I attack the Philistines? Will you give me the victory? Yes, attack! the LORD answered. I will give you the victory!
The LORD has broken through my enemies like a flood.*
⏳ The Ark Brought to Jerusalem David and all the Israelites were dancing and singing with all their might to honor the LORD. They were playing harps, lyres, drums, rattles, and cymbals.
As the Box was being brought into the city, Michal, Saul's daughter, looked out of the window and saw King David dancing and jumping around in the sacred dance, and she was disgusted with him.
The king of Israel made a big name for himself today! she* said. He exposed himself like a fool in the sight of the servant women of his officials!
David answered, *I was dancing to honor the LORD, who chose me instead of your father and his family to make me the leader of his people Israel. And I will go on dancing to honor the LORD,
But, Shamma took his stand in the middle of the field. (2 Samuel 23:12). In 2 Samuel chapter 23 we read of David's mighty men…
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