Verse Meditation: 2 Samuel 3.36

Stand Firm “All the people took note and were pleased; indeed, everything the king did pleased them” ( 2 Samuel 3.36 NIV). Saul died, and David became the king over one tribe of Israel — Judah. He was king for this single tribe for 7 & 1/2 years. During this time the house of David and the house of Saul fought. The kingship of David became stronger as the kingship of Ish-Bosheth, Saul’s son, became weaker. Finally, Abner, the commander over Saul’s army, decided to help King David reign over all of Israel; but one of David’s leaders killed Abner. David mourned Abner’s death and proclaimed that Continue reading

Flask or Horn?

Comparing the lives and actions of King Saul and King David teaches us how to handle the vision/promise God gives us. We all have our “kingdom” that God has prepared for us. We all have our designated territory that we have dominion over. Both King Saul and King David were given the same promise: they were both kings of Israel. However, they each treated this promise very differently. The distinction that occurred in their leadership can be traced to their anointing. Both Saul and David were unexpectedly anointed king by the same prophet, Samuel. Saul was looking for his father’s Continue reading