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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 10

No matter what David does, he still is not trusted by his enemies. Some time has passed from the last chapter to this one. We don’t know how long exactly David has been king at this point. All we know is that King Nahash died “some time after (v. 1)” David had been ruling a… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 10

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 9

We all know David is an upstanding guy, and this chapter further exemplifies that. Oh, if we could only be like David! He didn’t need to consider if anyone from Saul’s family was living still, but he did, and he went above and beyond just finding Saul’s heir: he basically invited Mephibosheth, who was Saul’s… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 9

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 8

Do you ever wonder why it’s ok for God’s people to murder entire armies and people groups? I do. I can’t pretend to understand all of it. I do understand the reasoning behind it, especially when I read about how other people groups worshiped different gods and participated in rituals that just aren’t ok in… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 8

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 7

As a child of God, have you ever asked Him, “Who am I … that you have brought me this far?” David seems always conscious of the fact that he was chosen as a young shepherd boy to rule over all of Israel. And even in his “older” age, he begs the question: who am… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 7

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 6

Has your spouse ever embarrassed you? Maybe you’re not married, but you probably have an experience when someone close to you embarrassed you. Next time this happens, think of Michal. I can sort of relate to her looking down and seeing her husband dancing and acting a little crazy (in her eyes) and being embarrassed.… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 6

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 5

Finally, David comes into his own. We’ve waited a long time for this! This chapter moves fast and covers a lot of ground. It tells us David reigned for 40 years and that he was busy with A LOT of concubines and wives in between battling the Philistines and ruling Israel. One thing we haven’t… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 5

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 4

Darn women again! This time, the woman who was guarding Ishbosheth fell asleep, and his own men were able to murder him. And even through this great tragedy, David remains faithful to God and to Saul’s memory. Recab and Baanah thought they were doing the world a favor, but it cost them their lives because… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 4

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 3

The tables turn a bit in this chapter. We could say they do a complete 180! I thought Abner was going to be trouble for David because of his loyalty to Saul in the last chapter, but because of a woman, circumstances changed drastically! Ahhh, the women of the Bible. They get so little credit… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 3

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 2

I expected David’s transition to king after Saul’s death to be easy, but the new King of Israel still has obstacles to overcome. Even after death, Saul continues to have loyal servants, and unbeknownst to us, he also had another heir after his oldest son Jonathan, who died with Saul. God doesn’t always make things… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 2

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 1

What on earth would possess this Amelekite to claim victory for Saul’s death? What a bonehead! His lie cost him his life. I suspect he thought he would impress David by killing the king and paving the way for David to become king. I’m sure he thought he could claim the prize without having to… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 1