Bible Book: 2 Samuel

Primeval Motherhood

Date: May 10th, 1964  |  Scripture: 2 Samuel 21:1-14  |  Topics: David, Faithfulness, Grace, Law, Mothers

Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.) Wherefore David saidContinue Reading


The Blessings of God

Date: June 27th, 1973  |  Scripture: 2 Samuel 1:26  |  Topics: Assurance, Blessing, Giving, Sacrifice, Trusting

I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.


The King and The Kingdom

Date: May 1st, 1974  |  Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:12-16  |  Topics: Church, Eternity, King, Kingdom, Millennial Kingdom

And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whomContinue Reading


Rizpah: Primeval Motherhood

Date: May 12th, 1974  |  Scripture: 2 Samuel 21:10-14  |  Topics: Children, Mother's Day, Motherhood, Mothers

And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night. And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done. And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabeshgilead, which had stolen them from the street ofContinue Reading


Rizpah: Primeval Motherhood

Date: May 12th, 1974  |  Scripture: 2 Samuel 21:10  |  Topics: Children, Mother's Day, Motherhood, Mothers

And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.


The Divided Kingdom

Date: November 6th, 1974  |  Scripture: 2 Samuel 7  |  Topics: Bible, David, Exile, Mt. Moriah, Scarlet Thread

And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies; That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains. And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee. And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an housContinue Reading


Michal: The Loneliness of Singles

Date: October 26th, 1980  |  Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:20-23  |  Topics: Divorce, Loneliness, Single, Single Parent, Widow

Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself! And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.Continue Reading


Ittai: A Friend for Life

Date: April 26th, 1981  |  Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:18-22  |  Topics: Character, Faithfulness, Friendship, Loyalty

And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men which came after him from Gath, passed on before the king. Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou also with us? return to thy place, and abide with the king: for thou art a stranger, and also an exile. Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us? seeing I go whither I may, return thou, and take back thyContinue Reading


True Sacrifice

Date: September 11th, 1983  |  Scripture: 2 Samuel 24  |  Topics: David, Offerings, Sacrifice, Stewardship

And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah. For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people. And Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: bContinue Reading


True Sacrifice

Date: September 11th, 1983  |  Scripture: 2 Samuel 24:1-25  |  Topics: Araunah, David, Offerings, Sacrifice, Stewardship

And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah. For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people. And Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: bContinue Reading