When the going gets tough

David looks back at his kingship and notices God's presence and power throughout 2 Samuel 22.25-51 Reference: v.30 With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. Explore: David has written a song of praise to the Lord. In all of his journey as king he can…

Glory gifts

David may have been a warrior but he never stopped being a songwriter  2 Samuel 22.1-25 Reference:  v.1 David sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. Explore: When I think of King David my mind…

Flying Solo

When David started to struggle during a battle he realised that he could no longer fight on his own. 2 Samuel 21.1-22 Reference: v.15 Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel. David went down with his men to fight against the Philistines, and he became exhausted.   Explore: From all the…

The Power of One

Sheba had gone against David and lead the men of Israel astray.  Hundreds had desserted David because of this one man. 2 Samuel 20.1-26 Reference:  v. 21 "A man named Sheba son of Bicri, from the hill country of Ephraim, has lifted up his hand against the king, against David.  Hand over this one man,…

Big Heart

David was noted to open his home to the disabled and the elderly.  2 Samuel 19.30-43 Reference: v.33 The king said to Barzillai, "Cross over with me and stay with me in Jerusalem, and I will provide for you." Explore:  I believe that David has a very big, compassionate heart – I wonder whether that's…

Head-in-the-sand leadership

The people of Israel were talking about reappointing David but the leaders were doing nothing about it  2 Samuel 19.9-30 Reference:  v. 11  King David sent this message to Zadok and Abiathar, the priests: "Ask the elders of Judah, 'Why should you be the last to bring the king back to his palace, since what…

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