2 Samuel 7:14,15

2 Samuel 7:14,15 (KJV)
14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:
15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to every father on earth and to our Father in heaven. Much thanks for what you are doing for your family.

2 Samuel 24:10

2 Samuel 24:10 (KJV)
10 And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

David’s Last Words: Part 2

It was David’s humility, that he showcased before the Lord in prayer, that also helped save the people of Israel from being destroyed.

2 Samuel 23:2-4

2 Samuel 23:2-4 (KJV)
2 The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.
3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

2 Samuel 22:31-33

2 Samuel 22:31-33 (KJV)
31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
32 For who is God, save the Lord? and who is a rock, save our God?
33 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

David’s Song Unto The Lord

David continues to lift up the Lord and say, “the Lord hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight.

2 Samuel 21:1,2

2 Samuel 21:1,2 (KJV)
1 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.
2 And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)

2 Samuel 20:3

2 Samuel 20:3 (KJV)
3 And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.

Sheba And David’s Concubines

This brings us David and what he ended up doing with his ten concubines, or mistresses, or even prostitutes, as they were called.

2 Samuel 19:1-4

2 Samuel 19:1-4 (KJV)
1 And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.
2 And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son.
3 And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

2 Samuel 18:32,33

2 Samuel 18:32,33 (KJV)
32 And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young man is.
33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

The Death Of Absalom, David’s Son

We will now look at how Absalsom’s life ended, which was very sad. It is recorded that Joab said, “I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.

2 Samuel 15:31,32

2 Samuel 15:31,32 (KJV)
31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
32 And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the mount, where he worshipped God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head:

2 Samuel 16:11,12

2 Samuel 16:11,12 (KJV)
11 And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord hath bidden him.
12 It may be that the Lord will look on mine affliction, and that the Lord will requite me good for his cursing this day.

Nathan’s Prophesy About David’s Sin Came True

It was in this time that “Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father’s concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong.

2 Samuel 15:25,26

2 Samuel 15:25,26 (KJV)
25 And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favour in the eyes of the Lord, he will bring me again, and shew me both it, and his habitation:
26 But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

Absalom’s Evil Plot To Be King

It was at this time that David found himself in a bad spot with his son and the people, but his heart continued with the Lord for safety and guidance.

The Consequences Of Rape

Our lusts have consequences, where even other people are also affected. So get them under control with Jesus starting today.

2 Samuel 12:13,14

2 Samuel 12:13,14 (KJV)
13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.
14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.

2 Samuel 10:1,2

2 Samuel 10:1,2 (KJV)
1 And it came to pass after this, that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Hanun his son reigned in his stead.
2 Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.

David Was Being Kind Like Jesus

Jesus is our example of being loving and kind to everyone He came across. He even taught this concept to us when he said, “and as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

2 Samuel 9:1-3

2 Samuel 9:1-3 (KJV)
1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?
2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.