Reading 2 Samuel Together
Monday, March 1, 2021
Here is yet another repercussion David has to face because of his sin with Bathsheba. God was not lying when he said David's household would never be free from the sword. We must remember when God tells us something in His word He is serious. Obedience to God leaves peace, but disobedience opens the door to destruction.
Each one of us reacts to the discipline of God differently. Some obey immediately, others suffer from the judgment of God for years before repenting. Where do you fall between these two extremes?
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
David sent a trusted friend to gather an army together to defend his kingdom. Once again David finds out people will turn on him. The loyalty he gives is not always the loyalty he receives in return. David will be forced to trust in God and God alone. Thankfully we know what decision he made. David trusted in God and wrote many Psalms as a record of God's faithfulness to him. Read Psalm 9:3-10
as a prayer to God.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Here is another example of what happens when God's kingdom is not rightly viewed. God is a God of eternal perspectives. Through the family of David the Savior of the world was promised. Immediately Satan began to attack David through lust, rebellion, and the destruction of his family. Even outsiders got into the game. Sheba son of Bichri was in Saul's family. He led a rebellion against David that was even more grand than the rebellion of Absalom. Rebellions are easy to spot in the Bible, on social media, or on our favorite news stations. However, they aren't as easy to spot in our hearts. What is hindering your walk with God today? Whatever it is, it is a life and death struggle between you and the kingdom of God.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Taking the head off the rebellion in your heart sets things back in order. After the rebellion was over, David's kingdom was back in order. The chapter ends listing the officials indicating all was well.
Friday, March 5, 2021
David wrote Psalm 140 during one of the rebellions against his kingdom. All though we don't pray Psalms against our enemies in this way any longer, David was praying out of confidence God would protect his kingdom. We can pray God will grow us spiritually during difficult seasons when we feel the world is against us.