2 Samuel - The Second Book of the Kingdoms

Author — Samuel. 2 Samuel chronicles the establishment of the Davidic dynasty and the expansion of Israel under God’s chosen leader.




Reading Date


2 Samuel 1 to 6

Honouring The Lord Publicly, Vengeance belongs to God, Amalakite killed Saul, strengthen yourself

18th December 2019


2 Samuel 7 to 11

Concern For God's Glory, David sat before the Lord, Praying God's promises

19th December 2019


2 Samuel 12 to 15

Nathan’s Parable and David’s Confession, Wise women of Tekoah, A Hair's breadth away

20th December 2019


2 Samuel 16 to 19

Barzillai, God's Grace in Surviving Grief, Moses+David =Jesus Christ, Extraordinary characters

21st December 2019


2 Samuel 20 to 22

The Fight of Faith, He TRAINS my hands, conquered sin & death, The Lord is my Rock ⛰✝ 

22nd December 2019


2 Samuel 23 to 24 and 1 Kings 1 

Shammah - The Great Warrior, David's Last Words, Kings and their life style, Ransomed to Rejoice

23rd December 2019

Date — Second Samuel is set in the land of Israel during the reign of David and follows the course of his forty years as king of Israel (1011–971 BC).

Major Theme — David as King. He is named the second king of Israel, Saul's successor. God replaced Saul because of his refusal to repent and follow His commands. The first ten chapters show David as victorious in battle, praised by the people, compassionate to the sick and poor, and righteous in God’s sight. In the chapters that follow, we note that David’s adultery with Bathsheba was followed by a series of tragedies: their child’s death, David’s daughter Tamar’s rape by his son Amnon, Amnon’s murder, David’s own political overthrow by his son Absalom, and Absalom’s subsequent death.

Background - The forty years immediately following 1 Samuel. Despite the turmoil in his later years, David enjoyed the Lord’s forgiveness and favor. His genuine sorrow and regret over his sins revealed his repentant heart, with which the Lord was pleased.

Bindu Saji

David is Made King of Judah
After this, David asked the LORD, Shall I go and take control of one of the towns of Judah? Yes, the LORD answered. Which one? David asked. Hebron, the LORD said.

He also took his men and their families, and they settled in the towns around Hebron.

When David heard that the people of Jabesh in Gilead had buried Saul, he sent some men there with the message: *May the LORD bless you for showing your loyalty to your king by burying him.

⏳ Israel and Judah at War
David's men had killed 360 of Abner's men from the tribe of Benjamin.

⏳ *Sons of David*
The fighting between the forces supporting Saul's family and those supporting David went on for a long time. As David became stronger and stronger, his opponents became weaker and weaker.

The following six sons, in order of their birth, were born to David at Hebron: Amnon, whose mother was Ahinoam, from Jezreel;

David Reigns over All Israel
Then all the tribes of Israel went to David at Hebron and said to him, *We are your own flesh and blood and the LORD promised you that you would lead his people and be their ruler.*

The Philistines Defeated
David asked the LORD, Shall I attack the Philistines? Will you give me the victory? Yes, attack! the LORD answered. I will give you the victory!

The LORD has broken through my enemies like a flood.*

The Ark Brought to Jerusalem
David and all the Israelites were dancing and singing with all their might to honor the LORD. They were playing harps, lyres, drums, rattles, and cymbals.

As the Box was being brought into the city, Michal, Saul's daughter, looked out of the window and saw King David dancing and jumping around in the sacred dance, and she was disgusted with him.

The king of Israel made a big name for himself today! she* said. He exposed himself like a fool in the sight of the servant women of his officials!

David answered, *I was dancing to honor the LORD, who chose me instead of your father and his family to make me the leader of his people Israel. And I will go on dancing to honor the LORD,

 "All glory and honour belongs to God alone"


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Books of 2 Samuel

  • 2 Samuel 1 to 6
    Now King David was told, "The Lord has blessed the household of Obed Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God." (2…
  • When things get worse strengthen yourself in the Lord
    Five Philistine kings were refused David and his men to go with them to the war against Israelites. The David and his men arrived back…
  • 2 Samuel 7 to 11
    Here I am, living in a palace of Cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent. 2 Samuel 7:2. This is what King…
  • Praying God's promises
    Prayer to a believer is what Oxygen is to breathing2 Samuel 7 The effectual fervant prayer of a righteous man avails much (James.5:16) David prayed…
  • 2 Samuel 12 to 15
    The LORD sent the prophet Nathan to David. Nathan went to him and said, *There were two men who lived in the same town; one…
  • 2 Samuel 16 to 19
    Barzillai, the iron heart We first come across this person in 2 Sam 17:27. David is fleeing from his treacherous son, Absalom. He is tired…
  • Some extraordinary characters in 2 Samuel 17
    We need to understand how is God going to work out His plan? How is God going to fulfill His purpose? In this 2 Samuel…
  • 2 Samuel 20 to 22
    The lines of a Sunday School song go: I may never march in the infantry… but I’m in the Lord’s army. If we call Jesus…
  • The Lord is my Rock ⛰✝
    Have you ever watched a good house being built? One of the first things a contractor does is level out the ground and put in…
  • 2 Samuel 23 to 24
    But, Shamma took his stand in the middle of the field. (2 Samuel 23:12). In 2 Samuel chapter 23 we read of David's mighty men…

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