Tag - 2 Samuel

When You Can’t Fight Anymore

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 21:17 But Abishai son of Zeruiah came to David’s rescue; he struck the Philistine down and killed him. Then David’s men swore to him, saying, “Never again will you go out with us to battle, so that the lamp of Israel will not be extinguished.” O-bservation: This is the last recorded battle that King David ever fought in. He had been known as a warrior king, the likes of which the people of Israel had never seen before. But in this, his last battle, he became weary, and an enemy Philistine warrior endeavored to...

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Rebellion Must Be Stamped Out!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 20:1 Now a troublemaker named Sheba son of Bikri, a Benjamite, happened to be there. He sounded the trumpet and shouted, “We have no share in David, no part in Jesse’s son! Every man to his tent, Israel!” O-bservation: In the previous chapter, after Absalom’s rebellion and his death in battle, the tribe of Judah led David back across the Jordon river to reclaim his throne in Jerusalem. The tribes of Israel were bickering because they had not been allowed to assist David’s kinsmen in bringing the king back. That opened the...

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A Youthful Response

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 16:9 Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and cut off his head.” O-bservation: These are the words of one of King David’s fierce young warriors, Abishai. David had been forced out of Jerusalem by his own son, Absalom, who had split his father’s kingdom and now had his dad on the run. While David and what was left of his army were running from Jerusalem for their lives, a man from the clan of Saul’s...

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Restored, If Only For A While

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 14:33b Then the king summoned Absalom, and he came in and bowed down with his face to the ground before the king. And the king kissed Absalom. O-bservation: This is the very sad story of a father’s love for a wayward son that backfired in time. Absalom was one of King David’s sons who had killed his brother Amnon for raping Absalom’s sister Tamar. Once the act was done, Absalom escaped to Gershur to live with his grandfather. For three years, he stayed, and David’s mourning had ended. Now David wanted him...

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They Probably Shouldn’t Have Done That

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 10:4 So Hanun seized David’s envoys, shaved off half of each man’s beard, cut off their garments at the buttocks, and sent them away. O-bservation: Hanun was the son of King Nahash, the king of the Ammonites. Nahash, now dead, was remembered by King David as having been kind to David. So David sent an envoy of his best men to show their sympathy to Hanun at the passing of his father. Once there, Hanun’s associates said that David had only sent these men to spy out the land. So Hanun had...

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