• An Imperfect Reconciliation

    2 Samuel 14

    Would a complete reconciliation between David and Absalom have prevented the problems that ensued later on? It is hard to say for certain. What we do know is that when reconciliation is partial or incomplete, other problems often arise. If ...Read More

  • Absalom Takes Justice into His Own Hands

    2 Samuel 13:23–39

    When leaders do not deal with injustice quickly and rightly, all sorts of problems ensue. This is true in both the world and in the church, so we must pray for our leaders that they would do what is right ...Read More

  • Like Father, Like Son

    2 Samuel 13:1–22

    Because we are fallen people, our moral senses have been dulled to a certain degree, and in our sanctification they are restored more and more to what they should be. Engaging in persistent, impenitent sin keeps our moral senses dull ...Read More

  • Listening with a Discerning Ear

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  • The Consequences of Sin

    2 Samuel 12:15b–31

    God’s people must not lose the distinction between forgiveness and consequences. Public, heinous sins have lasting ramifications for the church, so they have lasting consequences for the offender. God will forgive anyone who repents, but some sins are disqualifying for ...Read More

  • David Repents

    2 Samuel 12:1–15a

    Today’s passage also proves that sin often brings with it severe consequences even when God forgives us (2 Sam. 12:10–14). We will see that play out over the rest of David’s life. Today, we note that for God to forgive ...Read More

  • David Does Evil in the Eyes of the Lord

    2 Samuel 11

    Failure to remember that God sees everything leads very quickly to sin. If we understand that we can hide nothing from the Lord and that He will certainly hold us to account for our transgressions, then we have strong motivation ...Read More

  • David Subdues the Ammonites and Syrians

    2 Samuel 10

    Ideally, one’s profession of truth will line up with a life that is being transformed by the truth. Yet, sometimes people speak truth without evidencing personal transformation. That does not invalidate the truth professed, for truth is truth regardless of ...Read More

  • Mephibosheth Sits at the King’s Table

    2 Samuel 9

    The deep and abiding covenant love that David showed to Mephibosheth is an example for us today. We are to love those who are not necessarily able to do anything for us—the orphan, the widow, and others who may be ...Read More

  • Tragedy and God

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