2 Samuel 2:1-11

Today's Passage: 2 Samuel 2:1-11 

In chapter 1, we saw David hearing about and mourning the death of Saul and Jonathan. With this event taken place, it is now time for David to reign over God’s people. God had chosen David to lead His people, not because of outward appearance but because of his heart.

In verses 1-7, David is anointed king over the land of Judah. Here is the problem: David was supposed to be king over all of Israel, and as of now, he is not. In verses 8-11, Abner, a commander of Saul’s army, decides to anoint Ish-bosheth as king over the northern half of Israel. Ish-bosheth is the son of Saul. Abner is trying to continue Saul’s kingdom, even though God had chosen differently. In the image below, can see how Israel was split. David was king over the red areas and Ish-bosheth was king over the green areas.

In the upcoming days, you will get to see wickedness take place because there are two kings. There was only supposed to be one king, but sometimes man thinks we know better than God.

This is a stark reminder of a famous quote from our former Lead Pastor, Tim: Things just go better when you do them God’s way.

Had the people done what God had planned, there would have been a lot less chaos and lives lost. And in all honesty, things really do go better when you do them God’s way.

Is there anything you need to surrender to God right now? What is holding you back from doing things God’s way?

Written By: Brice Stockton

1 Comment

Barbara Vellios - May 19th, 2023 at 6:11am

Thank you for a good word Brice.

I dont see the image you are referring to however, and it sounds so helpful.

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