2 Samuel 23

August 27, 2015Pastor's Blog

David was probably a little homesick when he thought of the well water there as the very best anywhere. Some of his mighty men overhear what he said and took it seriously. Certainly he had not given any orders to bring him water from that well and we learn that he had not even intended … Read More

David’s Song of Praise

August 26, 2015Pastor's Blog

2 Samuel 22 This rich song of praise is filled with faith for God as deliverer, God as just, and God has provider. Deliverer (v. 4-20) God serves as our shield in the midst of the enemy’s attacks but also in the trials and storms we face. When fear rises up inside of us, Jesus … Read More

2 Samuel 21

August 25, 2015Pastor's Blog

“There was a famine in David’s time. It went on year after year after year – three years, David went to God seeking the reason. God said, ‘This is because there is blood on Saul and his house, from the time he massacred the Gibeonites.’” Three years! Surely people were dying as a result of … Read More

When Trouble Makers Show Up

August 24, 2015Pastor's Blog

2 Samuel 20 So, what can we learn from this story? There are good ways to handle offense. In this world we live in, people will get upset. As much as we would like to avoid it, at some time or another it’s going to happen. Either we will get offended or we will offend … Read More

Deliver Us From Picky, Picky, Picky

August 21, 2015Pastor's Blog

In 2 Samuel 19 David is reinstated as king instead of Absalom. The nation should’ve rejoiced and some did but others only cared about the fact that things hadn’t gone exactly their way. In fact, the leaders of Israel and Judah began arguing over who carried David and his household items back to the palace. Picky, … Read More

2 Samuel 18

August 20, 2015Daily Reading

Ahimaaz wanted the honor of carrying the news to the king that the rebellion had been put down. He did not see, as the older general Joab did, that David’s grief over his son’s death would send mixed signals to the nation, causing confusion. This unthinking young man was anxious to deliver what he saw … Read More

Look at the Larger Context

August 19, 2015Pastor's Blog

2 Samuel 17 This passage serves as a reminder to readers that passages of scripture should always be interpreted in light of the context of all of scripture. No reading of 2 Samuel 17 makes complete sense without understanding 2 Samuel’s larger context. Absalom is in full-fledged rebellion mode against his father David and has … Read More

2 Samuel 16

August 18, 2015Pastor's Blog

“David then said to Abishai and all his officials, ‘My son, my own flesh and blood, is trying to kill me. How much more, then, this Benjaminte! Leave him alone; let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. It may be that the Lord will look upon my misery and restore to me … Read More


August 17, 2015Pastor's Blog

2 Samuel 15:13-26 David fled Jerusalem, driven from his home by his son Absalom, who had gathered an army of supporters. As he escaped, he instructed Zadok, his priest, to take the ark of God back to Jerusalem and to lead his people in worship there. “If I find favor in the eyes of the … Read More

Good Intentions Fall Short

August 14, 2015Pastor's Blog

2 Samuel 14 David’s son Absalom kills his own brother Ammon and flees from King David who initially sought to punish him for this crime. Years pass and eventually David’s general, Joab sends someone to tell the king a fictional story that was supposed to help David see the entire matter in a different light and … Read More