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November 4, 2019: Day 51 – II Samuel 20

It seems like once David is back in power that he has to consolidate his forces because he has a bunch of outliers who want to seize power.  A sign of indiscipline is a group of people who think they … Continue reading

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November 3, 2019: Day 50 – II Samuel 19

Now that David has won his victory you see all of the nations who had turned their backs on him, even the one who had cursed him and his troops out as they passed him by, all come and ask … Continue reading

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November 2, 2019: Day 49 – II Samuel 18

This is the second time that we see David weep over his enemies, even if his enemies were the previous king, Saul, and his own son, Absalom.  He tells everyone publicly that they are to deal kindly with Absalom.   But … Continue reading

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November 1, 2019: Day 48 – II Samuel 17

We find ourselves with David on the run and Absalom trying to figure out how best to defeat David.  Keep in mind this is a son going after his father.  His primary counsel told the now king to pursue David … Continue reading

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October 31, 2019: Day 47 – II Samuel 16

Absalom,  David’s son, comes and takes over Jerusalem while David is fleeing Jerusalem and mocked by a someone who was allied with Saul.  While David is being cursed by this man as he makes his way toward the Jordan, Absalom … Continue reading

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October 30, 2019: Day 46 – II Samuel 15

I’m a little surprised by David’s reaction to the conspiracy of Absalom.  So, once again we see that Absalom really is a trouble maker.  After 4 years he asks that he would be able to go to Hebron to worship … Continue reading

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October 29, 2019: Day 45 – II Samuel 14

King David often seems to find himself in situations where people accuse him of wrongdoings but they do so in parable form.  Here an ally of Absalom lines up a woman to ask for a ruling from King David, which … Continue reading

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October 28, 2019: Day 44 – II Samuel 13

Absalom becomes a protagonist and Amnon becomes a villain.  We find the latter absolutely smitten by his sister and will not rest until he is able to rape her.  He does.  I’m sorry, but there is a lot of this … Continue reading

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October 27, 2019: Day 43 – II Samuel 12

A lot happens in this chapter and most of it is not related.  Remember, David rapes Bathsheba and kills her husband.  Chapter 12 begins with the very simple statement that this did not please the Lord.  So God uses David’s … Continue reading

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October 26, 2019: Day 42 – II Samuel 11

We find ourselves in the chapter that is probably best known in II Samuel.  David rapes Bathsheba.  We find that she is the grandaughter of Ahithophel, one of David’s most trusted advisers.  She is married to one of his best … Continue reading

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