2 Samuel 3

Today's Passage: 2 Samuel 3

The transition from Saul’s kingdom to David’s was slow and painful. It did not happen overnight and much of the land was divided between the two kings.

It’s important to note in this chapter the contrast between leaders. Saul’s kingdom is dwindling and getting weaker. His kingdom is marked by false accusations and theft (David’s wife, Michal, was taken and given to another man).

David’s kingdom on the other hand is growing in strength and notoriety. David’s kingdom is not perfect, but David is honest, trustworthy, and just in his leadership. Even when one of his own people unjustly kills Abner, David punishes the guilty and honors Abner.

Today, we live under Christ’s kingdom. One established through his life, death, and resurrection, and overflowing with grace and truth. It goes without saying, but the people of God should reflect the heart and character of God. As we pursue Christ, our thoughts, words, and deeds should look more and more like His kingdom.

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

Family Discussion

If you were to evaluate your life, does it look more like the kingdom of God or the kingdom of man?

How can you reflect God’s character in a lost world?

Written By: Joe Weaver

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