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…

Wake up and smell the coffee

Joab had to stand up to David as his mourning for Absalom affected the whole army 2 Samuel 18.1-19.8 Reference: v. 6 You love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that the commanders and their men mean nothing to you. I see that you would…

I will go

David was willing to step out into battle with all his troops 2 Samuel 18.1-18 Reference: v.2b The king told the troops, "I myself will surely march out with you." Explore: The king had been fleeing Absalom and his army for a while now but it was now time for them to stand and fight….

Life on the edge

Two men hide in a well for safety until they are able to tell King David of Absalom's plan 2 Samuel 17.17-29 Reference: v.18 But a young man saw them and told Absalom. So the two of them left quickly and went to the house of a man in Bahurim. He had a well in…

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