Wise advisors

Amnon was easily led astray with horrendous advice2 Samuel 13.1-22 Reference: ; v. 3 Now Amnon had a friend named Jonadab son of Simeah, David’s brother. Jonadab was a very shrewd man. Explore: Even at a time when God’s anointed king was on the throne, there was still abuse and destruction in the world, and…

Wise investments

God gave David everything and yet he still wanted more 2 Samuel 12.1-31 Reference: v. 8 I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. Explore:…

Negative assumptions

Even though Nahash had shown kindness to David, his son decided for himself 2 Samuel 10.1-19 Reference: v. 2 David thought, “I will show kindness to Hanun son of Hahash, just as his father showed kindness to me.” So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father. Explore: I don’t…

David’s grace

David provides for his enemy’s descendent 2 Samuel 9.1-13 Reference: v. 7 “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”…

Kingly possessions

David demonstrates what to do with gold and silver 2 Samuel 8.1-18 Reference: v. 11 King David dedicated these articles to the Lord, as he had done with the silver and gold from all the nations he had subdued Explore: I’m so glad we don’t have to protect God’s nation like David. He had to…

Long term plans

God promises to bless the house of David for many years 2 Samuel 7.18-29 Reference: v. 29 Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O Sovereign Lord, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever….

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