• 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

  • Signs of Trouble to Come

    2 Samuel 19:24–43

    As we will see, Israel would be divided into two kingdoms after the death of Solomon. However, signs of the future division were evident as early as David’s reign. When we are facing trouble, we can often look back and ...Read More

  • An Unusual Text

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  • David’s Return to Jerusalem

    2 Samuel 19:1–23

    David’s loyal supporters were disheartened when the king mourned overtly for the one who had tried to kill him. Though we will likely not face the same kind of trouble that David did, we should likewise be aware that people ...Read More

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