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2 Samuel 6-10

November 27, 2015

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

10 thoughts on “2 Samuel 6-10”

  1. 6:14-15 Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.

    Previously when David brought up the ark he became angry (v. 8) and afraid (v.9) but when he did it the way God ordained there was rejoicing (v.12) and dancing.

    It is easy for privilege to become presumption.

  2. 6:14-15 Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.

    Previously when David brought up the ark he became angry (v. 8) and afraid (v.9) but when he did it the way God ordained there was rejoicing (v.12) and dancing.

    It is easy for privilege to become presumption.

  3. 7:22 How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.

    David's success comes from having a right understanding of God's Sovereignty. David gave up his plans to build the Temple. Even though he was the king and could have done it anyway, he accepted the role God had for him.

  4. 7:22 How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.

    David's success comes from having a right understanding of God's Sovereignty. David gave up his plans to build the Temple. Even though he was the king and could have done it anyway, he accepted the role God had for him.

  5. 8:16 Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder.

    (From Constable) "…recorder is from the Hebrew 'to remember.'"

    As God's people we need to be 'rememberers' who remind ourselves of all that God has done and promised. This builds our expectations and our faith.

  6. 8:16 Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder.

    (From Constable) "…recorder is from the Hebrew 'to remember.'"

    As God's people we need to be 'rememberers' who remind ourselves of all that God has done and promised. This builds our expectations and our faith.

  7. 9:3 The king asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?”
    Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”

    Some doubt David's motives. Some see it as an attempt to appease the Benjamites along with reclaiming Michal as his wife.

    Nevertheless having Mephibosheth eat at his table everyday was a constant reminder of the loss of his good friend Jonathan and the fact that he was lame would have made him difficult to ignore.

    It is difficult to do a good deed without it being tainted by self-interest.

  8. 9:3 The king asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?”
    Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”

    Some doubt David's motives. Some see it as an attempt to appease the Benjamites along with reclaiming Michal as his wife.

    Nevertheless having Mephibosheth eat at his table everyday was a constant reminder of the loss of his good friend Jonathan and the fact that he was lame would have made him difficult to ignore.

    It is difficult to do a good deed without it being tainted by self-interest.

  9. 10:2 David thought, “I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me.” So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father.

    In this incident there seems to be no ulterior motive. But it did backfire, perhaps they didn't expect kindness from a king.

    Nevertheless we should be kind even if it isn't appreciated, because God is kind to us.

  10. 10:2 David thought, “I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me.” So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father.

    In this incident there seems to be no ulterior motive. But it did backfire, perhaps they didn't expect kindness from a king.

    Nevertheless we should be kind even if it isn't appreciated, because God is kind to us.

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