May 2, 2023
2 SAMUEL 5-9
DAY 122 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
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Focus Verse For Today: 2 Samuel 8:15
Today’s journey through 2 Samuel 5-9, shares the story of a united Israel, a king growing in stature and wisdom, King David, a king, truly in love with the God of Israel. It is the beginning of King David’s desire to lead the people of Israel in God’s will.
Ask the Lord to reveal His truth concerning 2 Samuel 5-9 to you. Read 2 Samuel 5-9. Let’s journey!
2 Samuel 5-9: David unifies Israel as one nation, with David becoming King over all of Israel. David’s army, led by the Lord, shows military might defeating the Philistines and many other nations that challenged the new king, the nation of Israel, and the God of Israel. The ark of God is brought, after some reticence, to Jerusalem. God denies King David the authority to build a house for the ark of God. The ark remained in a tent throughout King David’s 33-year reign as King of a unified Israel. God promises to keep King David’s family on the throne forever. King David brings Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, grandson of King Saul, under his care and protection. (2 Samuel 5:1-9:13)
Our focus verse for today:
David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.
(2 Samuel 8:15, NIV)
What made King David a great leader? King David was a servant. King David was a servant. He sought to do God’s will from the time he was a shepherd tending flocks, to defeating Goliath, to when he refused to kill King Saul, to seeking to serve the nation of Israel in a manner pleasing to God, which resulted in doing what was right for his people. David served his people effectively because he gave all of himself to the God of Israel. From shepherd boy to king: David loved God unwaveringly. His life expressed this. What does your life express?
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