2 Samuel

Loyal to the Core

Jan 01

Loyal to the Core   "And Ittai answered the king, and said, As the Lord liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be."—2 Samuel 15:21.   Although the courage of David appears to have failed him when …

2 Samuel:15:21

The Use of the Bow

Jan 01

The Use of the Bow    “And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son: (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)”— 2 Samuel i. 17, 18.   THE translators have acted very properly in inserting the words, “the …

2 Samuel:1:17-18

Clear Shining after Rain

Jul 20

Clear Shining after Rain   “As the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.”— 2 Samuel xxiii. 4.   WHAT a blessing it is to the country if, at certain seasons, we have a time of clear shining after the rain! Under some circumstances, nothing but sunshine will save the crops that are ready …

2 Samuel:23:4

The Lord Leading; David Following

Nov 14

The Lord Leading; David Following   “And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines. And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; …

2 Samuel:5:24, 25

The Love of Jonathan, and the Love of Jesus

Sep 29

The Love of Jonathan, and the Love of Jesus   “Thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.”— 2 Samuel i. 26.   DAVID was a poet; and when he found that his best-beloved friend had fallen by the arrows of the Philistines, he wept greatly, and then he cheered his heart by writing the very …

2 Samuel:1:26

David Dancing before the Ark Because of His Election

Jul 01

David Dancing Before the Ark Because of His Election   “Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to-day, who uncovered himself to-day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows …

2 Samuel:6:20-22

The King Can Do No Wrong

Jun 16

The King Can Do No Wrong   “And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.” — 2 Samuel iii. 36.   DAVID was a great king and a good king; but his character was compromised by the conduct of Joab, who had been one of his …

2 Samuel:3:36

An Anxious Enquiry for a Beloved Son

Sep 05

An Anxious Enquiry for a Beloved Son   "And the king said, Is the young man Absalom safe?"—2 Samuel 18:29.   This was said by David after a great battle in which many had been slain, and the hosts led by Absalom had fallen to the number of twenty thousand; perishing not only by the sword, but among the …

2 Samuel:18:29

Where True Prayer is Found

May 05

Where True Prayer is Found   “Therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.”— 2 Samuel vii. 27   DAVID had first found it in his heart to build a house for God. Sitting in his house of cedar he resolved that the ark of God should no longer abide under curtains, but …

2 Samuel:7:27

Now Then Do It

Sep 23

Now Then Do It   “Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you: now then do it: for the Lord hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their …

2 Samuel:3:17,18