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Friday, April 29, 2016

Chronological Reading Plan for April 30, 2 Sam 5, 1 Chron 11-12

Today's readings are 2 Samuel 5, 1 Chronicles 11 & 12. Tomorrow's reading is Psalm 133.

In 2 Sam 5, unlike Saul, David gains victory and respect over Israel's enemies. He is made king and in a stunning military victory, captures Jerusalem and makes it the capital of Israel. 

We see that David has united the nation, something that Saul was unable to do. The king the people wanted, Saul, was a failure. Now the king that God has chosen, David, is blessed. The problem was not that Israel wanted a king. It was that they wanted a king like other nations had. God intended for them to have a godly king, a king that would be set apart and set them apart from other nations. God had far better plans for His children than they could imagine. This is the struggle we enter into when we look around us and desire the things the world has and values. We can easily miss a greater blessing.  

1 Chron 11-12 gives us some additional detail on the events of 2 Sam 5. The accomplishments of David's mighty men and their loyalty to him  show how powerful he is becoming.

The Chronicler mentions Uriah the Hitite as one of David's mighty men. His wife, Bathsheba, is not mentioned...yet. 

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