Today’s reading is: 2 Sam. 5:1-13,17-25; 6:1-11; 1 Chr. 3:4; 11:1-9; 12:23-14:2,8-17
2nd Samuel Chapter Five
- All the tribes of Israel came to David and submitted to his rule (2nd Sam. 5:1-5).
- David conquers Jerusalem (in Benjamite territory), and makes it his capital (2nd Sam. 5:6-10; 1st Chr. 11:4-9).
- David enjoyed a peaceful relationship with Tyre (2nd Sam. 5:11,12).
- David added wives, concubines, and many children in Jerusalem (2nd Sam. 5:13-16; 1st Chr. 3:5-9; 14:3-7).
- David’s united kingdom was tested by two Philistine invasions (2nd Sam. 5:17-25).
- Invasion #1 was destroyed at Baal-perazim (2nd Sam. 5:20), and great financial blessings were reaped for Israel (2nd Sam. 5:21, cf. Job 27:16-17; Prov. 13:22; 28:8; Ecc. 2:26).
- Invasion #2 was destroyed when the Lord went forth and drove the Philistines into David’s trap to their rear (2nd Sam. 5:22-25, cf. 2nd Kgs. 7:6), providing a crushing victory over the united Philistine armies (2nd Sam. 5:25).
- Total domination of the Philistine nation will come shortly (2nd Sam. 8:1), although they will revolt again near the end of David’s lifetime (2nd Sam. 21:15-22).
(Three missing verses from Chapter Five will be covered on Day 120)
2nd Samuel Chapter Six
- David desired to bring the Ark of the Covenant to his new capital of Jerusalem (2nd Sam. 6:1-2).
- The Ark had been at Kiriath-Jearim since 1st Sam. 7:1-2 (perhaps 100 years).
- David & his men utilize Philistine methodology for the transportation of the Ark (2nd Sam. 6:3-4; cf. 1st Sam. 6:7).
- David & all Israel celebrated in the parade (2nd Sam. 6:5; 1st Chr. 13:8). שָׂחַק sāchaq #7832: to laugh, play, dance, mock. (Jdg. 16:25,27; 1st Sam. 18:7; 2nd Sam. 2:14; 6:5,21; 1st Chr. 13:8; 15:29; Ps. 2:4; 37:13; 52:6; 59:8; 104:26; Prov. 8:30,31; 26:19; 31:25; Ecc. 3:4; Zech. 8:5).
- Uzzah is struck dead for touching the Ark (2nd Sam. 6:6,7; 1st Chr. 13:9,10). This is an issue of irreverence, or negligence.
- David becomes angry, afraid, and adamant (2nd Sam. 6:8-10; 1st Chr. 13:11-13).
(Chapter Six continues tomorrow)
1st Chronicles Chapter Eleven
- Chapter 11 begins with the united tribes of Israel coming to David and accepting his kingship (1st Chr. 11:1-3; 2nd Sam. 5:1-5).
- The 7½ year reign of David in Hebron is overlooked, as it is not a part of the LORD’s spiritual ministry to His united nation (2nd Sam. 2-4).
- The capture of Jerusalem, and the establishment of the City of David as the capital of Israel is important to Ezra’s spiritual commentary of Israel’s history (1st Chr. 11:4-9; 2nd Sam. 5:6-10).
- While 2nd Samuel omitted the account of Joab’s valor, the Chronicler included it as an explanation for how such a godless man could hold such a trusted position in David’s court.
1st Chronicles Chapter Twelve
(Outline continues from Day 112, 110, 113)
- The greatest gathering of soldiers to David’s side occurred at his coronation over all Israel (1st Chr. 12:23-40).
- This is where Zadok is introduced, as a faithful priest and a mighty man of valor over 22 units of Levitical soldiers (v.28).
- These men came to David with a perfect heart, and one mind (v.38), and feasted in Godly fellowship before the LORD (vv.39,40).
1st Chronicles Chapter Thirteen
- Chapter 13 describes David’s first attempt to bring the Ark into Jerusalem (1st Chr. 13:1-14; 2nd Sam. 6:1-11).
- The Ark was not a priority for the unspiritual reign of King Saul (1st Chr. 13:3).
- Israel chose to transport the Ark via a new cart (1st Chr. 13:7; cf. Num. 7:3-9). This was a Philistine method of transport, not the LORD’s prescribed method.
- Believers need to understand that the right thing done in the wrong way is wrong (1st Chr. 13:9-10).
- In the area of God’s worship, the wrong thing brings about immediate Divine Discipline.
- Our worship is a direct responsibility of God the Father (Jn. 4:22).
- David’s failure becomes the opportunity for Obed-edom the Gittite to bear fruit for Divine blessing (1st Chr. 13:11-14).
1st Chronicles Chapter Fourteen
- The LORD blessed David’s kingdom, and motivated Hiram, king of Tyre, to bless David with material and craftsmen to construct a new palace (1st Chr. 14:1-2; 2nd Sam. 5:11-12).
- David’s Jerusalem marriages and children are then described (1st Chr. 14:37; 3:59).
- David’s early reign was marked by two Philistine invasions, and David’s crushing victories over them (1st Chr. 14:8-17; 2nd Sam. 5:17-25).
- In 2nd Samuel it is recorded that David’s men carried away the Philistine idols (2nd Sam. 5:21).
- In Chronicles, it is recorded that David vetoed their plunder, and ordered the idols destroyed (1st Chr. 14:12).
- David’s fame was designed to produce fear on all the nations (1st Chr. 14:17; Ex. 15:14-16; Deut. 2:25; Josh. 2:9).
(Five missing verses from Chapter Fourteen will be covered tomorrow)