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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Day 52 - 90 Day Bible Reading Challenge - 2 Samuel 5 - 8 The Great Adventure A Journey Through the Bible

Day 52 

2 Samuel 5 - 8 

Bible Time Period:  Royal Kingdom 
You established a kingdom on your servant David and promised him an eternal throne:  Establish your kingdom in our midst.

Most Holy Lord, You raised up Your anointed, David, to help secure the destiny You planned for Your covenant people Israel.  Raise up for us, Lord, worthy leaders to guide the destiny of our nation. 

When Saul and his sons meet their shameful end at the hands of the Philistines (1 Samuel 31), David mourns and turns to the Lord for guidance (2 Samuel 1 – 2:4). 

After routing the remaining forces loyal to Saul, David is anointed king by all the tribes of Israel who bind themselves to him with a covenant oath:  “Here we are, your bone and flesh.” (2 Samuel 5:1)

They call him God’s chosen shepherd-king (2 Samuel 5:2).  This is the first time this image is used in the Bible to describe Israel’s leader.  (Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Lesson 5 Part IV)

Today's Reading
2 Samuel 5 - 8

Discussion Boards Day 52
Agape Catholic Bible Study Commentary 2 Samuel 4 - 6 


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King David Playing the Harp - Gerard van Honthorst

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