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David wisely allowed the Lord to manage the consequences of his sin, thus resting his hope on the Lord’s mercy— a good place to rest our hope too.

David wisely allowed the Lord to manage the consequences of his sin, thus resting his hope on the Lord’s mercy— a good place to rest our hope too.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 24:11-17 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 24:11-17 2 Samuel 24:11–17 (Listen) 11 And when David arose in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying, 12 “Go and say to David, ‘Thus says the LORD, Three things I offer1 you. Choose one of them, that I may do it to you.’” 13 So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, “Shall three2 years of famine come to you in your…

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David’s last words were admirable, but some of his last works were not. With sinful pride he ordered a review of his army’s strength (even Joab questioned it). In faith, however, he repented and sought the Lord.

David’s last words were admirable, but some of his last works were not. With sinful pride he ordered a review of his army’s strength (even Joab questioned it). In faith, however, he repented and sought the Lord.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 24:1-10 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 24:1-10 2 Samuel 24:1–10 (Listen) David’s Census 24:1 Again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, number Israel and Judah.” 2 So the king said to Joab, the commander of the army,1 who was with him, “Go through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, and number the people, that I may know the number of the people.” 3 But Joab said to…

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Like a sower scattering his seed, Paul kept spreading the gospel whether his audiences received it or not.

Like a sower scattering his seed, Paul kept spreading the gospel whether his audiences received it or not.

BibleGateway: Acts 17:1-15 ESV Text: Acts 17:1-15 Acts 17:1–15 (Listen) Paul and Silas in Thessalonica 17:1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2 And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I…

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David’s last words acknowledge that God is the author of the Bible and that God’s gospel promises to us are everlasting and certain.

David’s last words acknowledge that God is the author of the Bible and that God’s gospel promises to us are everlasting and certain.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 23:1-7 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 23:1-7 2 Samuel 23:1–7 (Listen) The Last Words of David 23:1 Now these are the last words of David:   The oracle of David, the son of Jesse,    the oracle of the man who was raised on high,  the anointed of the God of Jacob,    the sweet psalmist of Israel:1 2   “The Spirit of the LORD speaks by me;    his word is on my tongue.3   The God of Israel has spoken;    the Rock of Israel has said to me:  When one rules…

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It was the Lord who gave David his victories, using them to accomplish His purposes. David knew too that the victories were not his, but the Lord’s. Isn’t it the same with our victories too?

It was the Lord who gave David his victories, using them to accomplish His purposes. David knew too that the victories were not his, but the Lord’s. Isn’t it the same with our victories too?

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 22:38-51 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 22:38-51 2 Samuel 22:38–51 (Listen) 38   I pursued my enemies and destroyed them,    and did not turn back until they were consumed.39   I consumed them; I thrust them through, so that they did not rise;    they fell under my feet.40   For you equipped me with strength for the battle;    you made those who rise against me sink under me.41   You made my enemies turn their backs to me,1    those who hated me, and I destroyed them.42   They looked, but there was…

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David showed he had faith in God by walking in His ways, and God helped Him as He helps all His faithful children.

David showed he had faith in God by walking in His ways, and God helped Him as He helps all His faithful children.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 22:21-37 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 22:21-37 2 Samuel 22:21–37 (Listen) 21   “The LORD dealt with me according to my righteousness;    according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me.22   For I have kept the ways of the LORD    and have not wickedly departed from my God.23   For all his rules were before me,    and from his statutes I did not turn aside.24   I was blameless before him,    and I kept myself from guilt.25   And the LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness,    according to my…

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The jailer was “filled with joy” that he and his family had come to faith in Christ. That’s what the gospel does! It gives us joy!

The jailer was “filled with joy” that he and his family had come to faith in Christ. That’s what the gospel does! It gives us joy!

BibleGateway: Acts 16:16-34 ESV Text: Acts 16:16-34 Acts 16:16–34 (Listen) Paul and Silas in Prison 16 As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and us, crying out, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.” 18 And this she kept doing for many days. Paul, having become…

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How could David say God “delighted” in him? The same way we can: on account of Jesus Christ and His rescue of us from our sins.

How could David say God “delighted” in him? The same way we can: on account of Jesus Christ and His rescue of us from our sins.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 22:1-20 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 22:1-20 2 Samuel 22:1–20 (Listen) David’s Song of Deliverance 22:1 And David spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. 2 He said,   “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,3     my1 God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,  my shield, and the horn of my salvation,    my stronghold and my…

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Again Joab went too far and planned to destroy a whole city to take one man. He was finally stopped by a wise woman’s counsel. Do we ever go too far under the guise of “righteousness”?

Again Joab went too far and planned to destroy a whole city to take one man. He was finally stopped by a wise woman’s counsel. Do we ever go too far under the guise of “righteousness”?

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 20:14-26 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 20:14-26 2 Samuel 20:14–26 (Listen) 14 And Sheba passed through all the tribes of Israel to Abel of Beth-maacah,1 and all the Bichrites2 assembled and followed him in. 15 And all the men who were with Joab came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maacah. They cast up a mound against the city, and it stood against the rampart, and they were battering the wall to throw it down. 16 Then a wise woman called…

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Although Joab was loyal to King David, he was also ruthless and vindictive toward his enemies (or those he perceived as his enemies) as seen here in the murder of Amasa. David would not forget.

Although Joab was loyal to King David, he was also ruthless and vindictive toward his enemies (or those he perceived as his enemies) as seen here in the murder of Amasa. David would not forget.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 20:1-13 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 20:1-13 2 Samuel 20:1–13 (Listen) The Rebellion of Sheba 20:1 Now there happened to be there a worthless man, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjaminite. And he blew the trumpet and said,   “We have no portion in David,  and we have no inheritance in the son of Jesse;  every man to his tents, O Israel!” 2 So all the men of Israel withdrew from David and followed Sheba the son of Bichri….

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