• Who Will Be King?

    1 Kings 1:1–27

    In today’s passage, we see that the continuation of David’s kingdom was on the line, since Adonijah was not his appointed successor. God’s plan to put Solomon on the throne could not fail, but that did not stop Nathan and ...Read More

  • The Temple’s Location Identified

    1 Chronicles 21:7–22:1

    It is comforting to know that God’s people can rely on His mercy. David trusted in God’s mercy, and the site for the temple was identified. However, while the Lord is merciful, He will discipline His children, as we see ...Read More

  • David’s Census

    1 Chronicles 21:1–6

    Although it can be hard to understand how God ordains evil to accomplish greater goods, and although we may not know what all of these goods are on this side of eternity, Scripture plainly reveals that the Lord can use ...Read More

  • David’s Last Words

    2 Samuel 23

    David’s last words point us in the same direction as the rest of David’s reign—to the eternal kingdom of Christ. Meditating on this kingdom helps us develop right expectations for what can be accomplished in this life, and it keeps ...Read More

  • Kindness to the Lord’s Anointed

    2 Samuel 22:32–51

    The Christological significance of 2 Samuel 22 also shows us where we can expect deliverance. God does not necessarily promise to rescue us from all our problems and make them go away. He does promise to deliver those who are ...Read More

  • The Right Kind of Fear

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  • The Righteousness of David

    2 Samuel 22:21–31

    Just as those who blatantly reject the Lord have no right to expect His assistance, those who serve God can legitimately expect His rescue, for He promises to be faithful to faithful people. His rescue may not look the same ...Read More

  • David’s Song of Deliverance

    2 Samuel 22:1–20

    The Lord frequently delights to preserve us in more ordinary ways. In fact, we likely escape many dangers that we are never aware of because God is guarding us in ordinary ways—for example, perhaps the alarm never goes off and ...Read More

  • Blood Atonement

    2 Samuel 21

    Sin is serious, and the only way for it to be covered is through a blood atonement. Thanks be to God, Christ made the final blood atonement for His people, so we do not have to suffer the wrath of ...Read More

  • Sheba’s Rebellion

    2 Samuel 20

    David’s kingdom endured despite much strife and rebellion. Similarly, the church of Christ endures even as it faces many foes within and without. We should not lose heart when we see problems in the church, but we must remain faithful ...Read More

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