Cue the Confetti! It’s time to begin!!! I am so excited to begin the Book of 2 Samuel with you.
As we begin 2 Samuel, we are going to see the rise of David as he steps into his Kingship with all his strengths and weaknesses. This video below describes the outline of this book perfectly, so I encourage you to take 5 minutes to watch it.
This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
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David felt deep sorrow over the death of Saul and Jonathan and he lamented. One-third of the Psalms are lamentations. Have you learned to lament?
Much of a Christian’s prayer time consists of praise, confession, petitions and thanksgiving. But God wants us to take our grief, sorrows and pain to him also. He knows of your suffering and losses – He is there for you when you cry. Is there something that is hurting you today? Take it to the Lord in prayer and write your lamentation below.
David constantly inquired of the Lord for direction. He wanted to be right in the center of God’s will.
God has a plan for your life too. His will is that you obey Him. He will never lead you to disobedience of His Word. But is there a decision for your life, that you need to inquire of the Lord about? Ask Him now.
Remember God is for you. If you are truly seeking His will, you can trust Him as He guides you.
In Israel’s history, Israel always prevailed when God was with them and they failed when God was not with them. Saul’s house relied on human methods and strategies but David depended on God. David prevailed.
Like David, we can overcome the giants in our life when we depend on the Lord. The more we depend on God, the stronger we become. In what area of your life do you need to stop strategizing and start depending on God?
2 brothers sought to be rewarded by David, for murdering the son of Saul. Rather than being rewarded, they were punished by being put to death. David brought swift justice showing his loyalty to both God and Saul’s house.
The 2 brothers in this story thought they were doing good. They thought David would be pleased and perhaps that they would be closer to David as a result. But they were wrong. Have you ever used gossip – which harms another – in hopes of building a deeper relationship with a friend? In what ways is it harmful and how can you be on guard against this temptation in your life?
David did not start out great. He went through many trials and difficulties, as God prepared him for his role as King. David became great because the Lord, the God of hosts, was with him.
Very few are overnight successes. There is a price for greatness and it often includes pain and difficulty, as God prepares us for the role he has for us. What difficulty have you been through, that you know God allowed to happen to you, to prepare you or strengthen you, for something greater?
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This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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Here’s the Printable
Bible Reading Plan Bookmark
so you can check off the days as you go.
WLW Overview of the Book of 2 Samuel
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge.” (2 Samuel 22:2)
Date Written: around 960 BC
Author: Originally, 1 and 2 Samuel were a single book. It is believed that Samuel was the author along with Nathan and Gad.
- David becomes king of Judah and Israel (1-5)
- God establishes David’s kingdom (6-10)
- David sins and faces the consequences (11-12)
- David’s son rebels against him (13-18)
- God restores David’s reign (19-22)
- David’s last words and sacrifice (23-24)
The book of 2 Samuel features the life of King David with all his faults and failures, as both a father and a king. It displays the heart of David –both the good and the bad, while also displaying God’s grace and judgment. David had a heart of repentance but there were consequences for his sin. But even in the midst of the trials and difficulties David faced, God remained faithful to him.
David was a good king, who loved the Lord and loved his people. He was patient, humble, and courageous. God blessed David with military victories and successes. God made a covenant with David that he would establish his house, kingdom and throne forever. It is through the line of David that the Messiah would come.
Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
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Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:
Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible and the ESV Journaling Bible as my personal study Bible.
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It’s time!!!! Let’s get started!
These chapters are kind of long so make sure you set aside a full 15 minutes a day so your mind can really SOAK it in and process the passage.
I am in prayer for you all and asking God to help us understand his word clearly.
Have a wonderful week in God’s Word – I’ll see you back here on the blog this Friday as we go deeper into God’s Word together!
Keep walking with the King,
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