2 Samuel 21-24

2 Samuel 21-24

Two Stories

  1. David ignores God
  2. David sins
  3. God sends a disaster
  4. David responds – intercedes for Israel
  5. Others players (Rizpah and Araunah)

The Righteousness of Rizpah

  1. Joshua 9:15 – Pact with Gibeonites. Saul broke the pact
  2. David surrenders seven descendents of Saul
  3. Rizpah (2 Samuel 3:7) – Saul’s concubine, Abner’s concubine
  4. She has no power, but acts where she can
  5. She shames David into action and admitting the injustice

David’s Songs

  1. The Lord is My Rock
  2. Righteous Rulers vs Evil Men
  3. God’s Covenant and Unfailing Love
  4. David “enters into” the exodus with poetic language – he experiences it again.

The Threshing Floor

Full Circle

Chris Benjamin

West-Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith, AR
Evening Sermon, 29 November 2009

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