2 Samuel 1 – 2 Samuel 3
The long awaited throne is now David’s. However things still don’t come easy do they? Those loyal to Saul, try to secure the throne for Saul’s son Ishbaal. He rules to some of Israel . . . while David rules to the others.
Strive and warfare continue, but now it is within the nation of Israel, rather than with the nations surrounding Israel. In many ways this is a foreshadowing of what is to come as Israel is split after King Solomon. Sadly, these are not pretty times for the people of God. Sadly, David’s long awaited accent to the throne begins with a dark shadow upon it. Yet one glimmer of hope, even in David’s trying times he continues to turn to God!
Our next reading: 2 Samuel 4 – 7