In the first few verses of John’s Gospel, we are introduced to Christ as the root, as the word, as the light and as the life.
This last chapter of 2 Samuel teaches us that God uses even Man’s failure to demonstrate his surpassing grace.
As we read about King David’s mighty men who fought bravely in battle, we are reminded that all believers are enlisted in Christ’s service and called to fight for him.
As David sums up his life in these final words, he doesn’t want to be known as the mighty warrior or the great king, he wants to be remembered as the sweet psalmist.
As the leader of Israel, King David is compelled to respond to Saul’s earlier crimes against the Gibeonites as well as the request to avoid risky personal combat.
As the events of Absalom’s rebellion unfold, we can find lessons to teach us about prayer and how to live a life of prayer as David did.
In the midst of the betrayal of Absalom and many of his close associates, one great question arises: Will King David remain loyal to God and his covenant?
David’s power and influence as King begins to quickly disintegrate as Absalom’s well-planned rebellion exploits almost every one of his father’s shortcomings and weaknesses as ruler of Israel.
When the Prophet Nathan confronted King David with the king’s adultery, he demonstrated the challenges that face all those who would speak God’s truth to a sinful and fallen world both in his time and today.