Tag - 2 Samuel

Unless It Costs Me Something!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 24:24 But the king replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” O-bservation: King David had sinned greatly by insisting that the fighting men of Israel be numbered. This was a sin in the eyes of God. When it was over, David himself knew he had done wrong and felt the conviction of the Holy Spirit for his sin. In the end, God sent an angel and killed seventy thousand Israeli people, from Dan...

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The Wear And Tear Of Leadership

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 21:15 Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel. David went down with his men to fight against the Philistines, and he became exhausted. O-bservation: David was up in years, and yet he still insisted on fighting with his men. This was the very first time there appeared to be a weakening in King David’s physical body. He was the leader of Israel. He had covered the full gamut of leadership, from winning to losing, from running to standing, from joy to sorrow, from sin to righteous living, from...

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A Good Approach For Winning

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 10:12 “Be strong, and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The Lord will do what is good in his sight.” O-bservation: Joab was the leader of King David’s army for the entirety of David’s rule. Yes, he made many mistakes, which he paid for after David died. But during David’s lifetime, he remained faithful to God’s man. Here he responded to David’s command to assemble the troops of Israel for battle against the Ammonites. He told the army to be strong. They were fighting for...

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The king Behind The King

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 4:1 When Ish-Bosheth son of Saul heard that Abner had died in Hebron, he lost courage, and all Israel became alarmed that day. O-bservation: Abner had been a loyal warrior under King Saul’s leadership. He would have been a key man to the king. When Saul died in battle, Abner became loyal to Saul’s son Ish-Bosheth, who ruled the northern tribes of Israel for a short period. Joab was David’s key man. When David became king of Judah, Joab killed Abner. When Ish-Bosheth heard that Abner had been killed, he lost all...

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The Anointing That Really Matters

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 2:4 Then the men of Judah came to Hebron, and there they anointed David king over the tribe of Judah. O-bservation: In this passage, we are told of David’s second anointing. This second anointing by the men of Judah at Hebron made him king over Judah. Then, in 2 Samuel 5, we are told that all the men of Israel came and anointed David king over Israel after his seven-year reign at Hebron as the King of Judah. He ruled all of Israel for 33 years. However, David’s first anointing took place...

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