3:16 Plan - Week 26 - Day 4 - Year 1 - 2 Samuel 1:1 - 3:5

A legacy of fighting is not one we want to leave. 

 

Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word 

 

Psalm 91:2 This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.

 

Read - 2 Samuel 1-3:5

https://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/MultiVerse.cfm?s=001A5x   

 

Apply

 

David becomes the King of Judah while one of Saul’s descendants (Ishbosheth) becomes a temporary King of the rest of Israel.  Israel and Judah engage in a battle against one another where Judah is successful.  David’s Kingship increases and Ishbosheth’s diminishes.  God’s hand of favor is clearly making a path for His anointed young King to unite Israel.  

 

Yield

 

Lord, I will regard as holy anything that Your Word indicates to be so. 

 

Extra Discovery

 

Today we read of Asahel’s death.  Now we will follow a storyline of vengeance from one of his relatives:

https://www.gotquestions.org/Joab-in-the-Bible.html

 

Revelation

 

King David mourned deeply for Saul even though the man would have killed him the moment he saw him.  Ephesians 6 teaches us that we do not battle against flesh and blood and that our enemies are spiritual before physical.  David had a good grasp of this.  How?  Read the Psalms that are full of frustration and angst.  He knew Saul was being misled by the enemy and sought God for refuge.