2 Samuel Chapter 4

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2 Samuel 4

1 And when Saul’s son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands were feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled.

2 And Saul’s son had two men that were captains of bands: the name of the one was Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab, the sons of Rimmon a Beerothite, of the children of Benjamin: (for Beeroth also was reckoned to Benjamin.

3 And the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, and were sojourners there until this day.)

4 And Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son that was lame of his feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, and fled: and it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.

5 And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ishbosheth, who lay on a bed at noon.

6 And they came thither into the midst of the house, as though they would have fetched wheat; and they smote him under the fifth rib: and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.

7 For when they came into the house, he lay on his bed in his bedchamber, and they smote him, and slew him, and beheaded him, and took his head, and gat them away through the plain all night.

8 And they brought the head of Ishbosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head of Ishbosheth the son of Saul thine enemy, which sought thy life; and the Lord hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.

9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

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47 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 4

  1. 9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

  2. Verse 9 CEV “David answered: I swear that only the Lord rescues me when I’m in trouble!” Do you know where your help comes from? Psalm 121:1-2 CEV says “I look to the hills! Where will I find help? It will come from the Lord, who created the heavens and the earth.” Same verses MSG ” I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.”

  3. 8 And they brought the head of Ishbosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head of Ishbosheth the son of Saul thine enemy, which sought thy life; and the Lord hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.

    9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

    11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    These two men were killed for what they thought would be a good idea; something that would get them ‘in’ with the new king of Israel. That just goes to show that when we lack discernment we can end up making decisions in our flesh that will end up costing us our lives.

    God I pray that you would baptize us with a spirit of discernment in order to keep us from making costly decisions from carnal mindsets. Help us Lord to understand authority and order and to stay submitted it the place that we are; where ever that may be. Keep us oh God from making unthoughtful decisions in our flesh in order to achieve stature or recognition and bless us with a meek and humble spirit that we would not think it nessicary to exalt or boast of ourselves in the eyes of authority.
    In Jesus Name.

  4. 11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

  5. 4 And Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son that was lame of his feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, and fled: and it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.

    Later we will see what transpires with Mephibosheth.

  6. 8. When they arrived at Hebron, they presented Ishbosheth’s head to David. “Look!” they exclaimed to the king. “Here is the head of Ishbosheth, the son of your enemy Saul who tried to kill you. Today the LORD has given my lord the king revenge on Saul and his entire family!” NLT

    If God had wanted revenge, he could have simply smote the man while he slept; or, he could have told David, who in turn could have either killed the man himself, or told his men to. Instead, they they went about it backwards by killing the man themselves and saying the Lord had gotten revenge for David…and paid the ultimate price for ignoring the chain of command.

  7. “How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭4:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Last night in Dallas good men were killed by wicked sicken men. They walked up towards the police and just started shooting.
    It’s crazy how much this relates to our lives. From living in forgiveness to still believing what’s wrong what’s right like David did.

    Wicked men should be found guilty and be dealt with.

    LORD HELP US.

  8. The murder of Ish Bostheth

    The killers have clamed to have acted out of pietyand in harmony with Gods will. How ever there timing after after the death of Abner and their haste to bring the victoms head to David make ther real motives clear. they expected a reward from David whos way is now clear to become King.David execuites them for the murder of an innocent man. Though not the Lords anoninted as Saul was the killing of any innocent dersons requires ths death sentence.

  9. People pleasers

    11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    Nothing good comes from trying to please people or doing things thinking it will please them. Assuming something never ends in good standards. Ask, inquire, clarify if there is doubt. Seek council, don’t just go and do what you which or what you think is correct without checking first. There is a reason we have the Holy Ghost, if anything feels uncomfortable there is a reason. Lord help us stand on your word, follow your commandments, and be a leader to the lost.
    Today all we hear is the news of Dallas shooting killing white police officers because black lives matters. 2 wrongs don’t make a right. Let’s unite in prayer that the efforts to divide our country based on racism fail and unity, the Love of our Lord, so we may be united with one common goal HIS KINGDOM FOR ALL LIVES MATTERS!!!!!!!!

  10. CONSISTENCY

    9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,
    10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:
    11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?
    12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

    David exhibited CONSISTENCY in this passage. The fate of these fame/glory seekers was the same. David refused to allow man to take the credit of what GOD had done to protect him. We should be grieved when any innocent individual is harmed even murdered.

    Often people seek position promotion without considering the cost. These guys thought they would be rewarded but it cost them everything.

    My heart is heavy today for the great loss of innocent young men and innocent Police officers. America wake up, it is time to pray and obey. Perilous times are here and JESUS is hoping that HIS church will respond with Prayer, Passion and Power of the Holy Ghost.

    iRepent
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  11. 11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    They thought this evil deed would secure their own lives when David became King over all Irael, thought it would show their allegiance to him. But in reality, an evil deed done for a godly man did nothing but secure their deaths. We cannot do anything evil to please other people because then we become the enemy of God. Think things through to their end before you decide to commit sin to please someone else. We should seek to please God alone and let him establish our place in his kingdom.

  12. iLove to Grow in the Word

    “But David said to Recab and Baanah, “The LORD, who saves me from all my enemies, is my witness.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭4:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    David gave God all the glory and refused to take matters of revenge into his own hands. He judged evil quickly and effectively. The one man that David has had problems with and will continually have trouble with is Joab which is his uncle and the general of his army.

  13. 2 Samuel 4:7 They had gone into the house while he was laying on the bed in his bedroom. After they stepped and kill him they cut off his head. Takiing it with them they travel all night by the way of the Arabah. They brought the head of Ish-Bosheth to David at Hebron and said to the king. Here is the head of Ish-Bosheth son of Saul your enemy who tried to kill you. This day the Lord has Avenged my Lord the king against Saul and his offspring. David answer Rekab and his brother Baanah the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite as surely as the Lord lives who has delivered me out of every trouble when someone told me Saul is dead and I thought he was bringing good news. I ceased him and put him to death in Ziklag. That was the reward I gave him for his news! How much more when wicked men have killed an innocent man in his own house and on his own bed should I not demand his blood from your hand and rid of the earth of you! So David gave an order to his men and they killed them they cut off the hands and feet and hung the bodies by the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-Bosheth and buried it in Abner’stomb at Hebron.

    We must not take someone’s life just because we feel that is the right thing to do. But we should pray for God to do what is right in all ur circumstances. Pray for our police departments across our country.

  14. 11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    So many wicked men in this world…. stay firm in the doctrine and hold on to the promises the Lord had given us. Don’t let this world unmotivate you but push you to lean on the Lord. He is mighty and highly to be praised!!!!!

  15. 9 But David said to Recab and Baanah, “The Lord, who saves me from all my enemies, is my witness. (NLT)

    Remember, the Lord is the one who has saved us – not ourselves and not others. There may be those who encourage us and give us correction, but it’s God who saves us. David was wise to recognize this and see past it to the sin Recab and Baanah had committed.

  16. 10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

    11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    David again shows his excellent spirit by not allowing people to go and kill his enemies. I don’t understand what these men were thinking… they should have know how David felt about this from earlier experience but they did not heed the warning. So just as the others died before, these died also

  17. 8 And they brought the head of Ishbosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head of Ishbosheth the son of Saul thine enemy, which sought thy life; and the Lord hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.

    9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

    11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

  18. 9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,
    We cannot forget that it is the Lord that avenge us from our adversaries! My help comes from the lord!

  19. 8 And they brought the head of Ishbosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head of Ishbosheth the son of Saul thine enemy, which sought thy life; and the Lord hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.

    9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

    U will get ur reward in life.

  20. 2 Samuel 4:9, “And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity.”

    David wrote in Psalms 34:6,17,19, & 22
    6) This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
    17) The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
    19) Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
    22) The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

    David knew who his REDEEMER was, the ONE who Saved him out of all his difficulties, misfortunes, troubles, hardships, distresses, sufferings, afflictions, and pains, the LORD.

    I’m Thankful that I know who my REDEEMER is, JESUS!!

  21. 9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

    11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

  22. I am too anointed to be disappointed.

    When life’s challenges appear to be more than we can overcome remember what Pastor brought us last week. I am anointed. With this anointing I am favored. The combination of favor and anointing I can overcome.

  23. 8When they arrived at Hebron, they presented Ishbosheth’s head to David. “Look!” they exclaimed to the king. “Here is the head of Ishbosheth, the son of your enemy Saul who tried to kill you. Today the LORD has given my lord the king revenge on Saul and his entire family!”

    Another example of individuals taking matters into their own hands. Why not ask first if there is something you can do. They were looking for a reward, but relying on their own ambitions it backfired on them. Always pray or seek advice before taking matters into your own hands.

  24. 2 Samuel 4:12 (KJV Strong’s)
    12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

    This reminds me to be patient, and not take things of God into my own hands. The Lord had already placed a curse on the house of Saul. It was only a matter of time before he would be requited for his disobedience.

    Let God handle the details. Be loving and forgiving to all. Pray for others to be delivered and not punished.

  25. When your focus is on God, you don’t have time to worry about things that try to bring you down. God is still our help in the time of trouble.

  26. 12 So David gave an order to his men, and they killed them. They cut off their hands and feet and hung the bodies by the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-Bosheth and buried it in Abner’s tomb at Hebron.

    No sin goes unnoticed. This is why we need to ask for forgiveness everyday no matter how big or small of a sin it’s a sin in need of forgiveness. We may not notice what are sins our like Rekab and Baanah but we need to ask God for forgiveness everyday for we don’t know when it will be our last change to ask. We are so blessed to have a merciful God!

  27. 9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

  28. sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

    11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

    Selfish intentions lead to destruction. Pride comes before the fall.

  29. “How much more should I reward evil men who have killed an innocent man in his own house and on his own bed? Shouldn’t I hold you responsible for his blood and rid the earth of you?””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭4:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    There can be many different meanings just from this one verse. But the one that spoke out mostly to me was that we are all have someone following/watching us.

    Many men and woman lash out without thinking things through and with that become responsible for that soul. We all need to watch and think before we do. This is why we all need to have the word and be filled with the Holy Ghost each and every day, because we are watched every day and what we do affects people throughout our walk.

  30. Joab’s rebuke
    Joab’s rebuke of David suggests that David’s military commander though faithful to him had a strong personal power base as Abner did . Through David’s life Jab remained a faithful but insert supporter.

  31. 9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

    11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    Out of uncertainty people often do things without thimking them through. When trouble or difficult situations happen it would be best to take a few moments and pray and think. Every action has a reaction. Think on the outcome of your desicions

  32. “For when they came into the house, he lay on his bed in his bedchamber, and they smote him, and slew him, and beheaded him, and took his head, and gat them away through the plain all night.” The word of God (Jesus) recorded their deceptive act for all to see. God (Creator) came and dwelt among his creation and hid nothing, all that we may have eternal life with him; if we so choose. Dear God, expose and remove deceptive leaders and bless us with those that fear you, in Jesus name. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  33. “And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity”. David the king, was well aware that the Lord was his provider, which he openly acknowledge. We should be very quick to give the Lord glory, and very careful that we do not ever think too highly of self. God let us always be mindful of whom you are, in Jesus name.

  34. This chapter reminds me of a wolf in sheep clothing because of how evil was disguised to cheat, kill and destroy. God is in control, he favored David as he was his faithful servant .

  35. 8 And they brought the head of Ishbosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head of Ishbosheth the son of Saul thine enemy, which sought thy life; and the Lord hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.

    9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

    11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

    This passage is so close to home, ive never killed a man and cut off their head! But ive done some pretty shisty things to impress or get approval from others. Its ashame how we seek validation, and exceptance from others, and we think we are really doing something, oh yeah they notice me! NOT SO! nothing comes from it but hurt and dissapointment! While I was trying to get attention from people, God was trying to show me attention, he had my best intrest at heart! Its time to stop trying to please people, And START PLEASING GOD!

  36. WAKE UP!!!!!

    10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:
    11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?
    12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

    How many have to die before eyes are opened up. Everything that I have seen and read about; we (I) are in trouble. I know that as a Christian; I need to pray and seek GOD at every turn, but as a U.S. citizen I am appalled at how things are. I pray that eyes are opened. Ishbosheth no threat to David; Rechab and Baanah felt that they would get into the grace of David with killing Ishbosheth. Instead they lost their lives for killing an innocent man. I haven’t taken a life, but I have stirred up enough trouble in the past that could’ve landed me in prison. Thanks be to GOD that through it all I never saw the inside of a prison. Even though I haven’t followed after Jesus my whole life; HE surely has watched out for me. I need to wake up and pay attention to the things that have been shown to me. I Pray that GOD will WAKE ALL UP!!!! To all the families; of all that have been lost over the past few months; I pray that GOD will give all peace in their hearts and peace in their minds. Let Jesus light the way; not hatred.

    Thank you Jesus!!!

  37. 2 Samuel 4:12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

    To the game individuals that murdered the innocent police officers, your reckless and selfless ambition to take “matters” Ito your own hands, the King of kings has a way of dealing with the wicked if you do not repent, turn from your ways and serve him.

    I know that this is so recent but if God can forgive Paul for murdering Christians and David for murdering his own solder for lust, he can forgiven even the murderers in the Dallas shooting last night!

  38. Ish-Bosheth is murdered cold blooded as Recab and Baanah took him out of his nap time. They sought out to take vengeance out of selfishness. They weren’t concerned to realize or care that the man who first advised David of his involvement in Saul’s death he killed. We don’t rejoice in death that comes from hands of vengeance that the Lord doesn’t order. Taking matters into our own hands shows distrust in God, praising the adversary and turning into an enemy of God. These men had courage and a passion but what if it was used to the Glory of God?

  39. “How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?”‭‭(2 Samuel‬ ‭4:11‬ ‭KJV)

    A person may be glad to obtain his just wishes, and yet really regret the means by which he receives them. He may be sorry for the death of a person by which he is a gainer. These men shed innocent blood, from the basest motives. David justly executed vengeance upon them. He would not be beholden to any to help him by unlawful practices. God had helped him over many a difficulty, and through many a danger, therefore he depended upon him to crown and complete his own work.

  40. These two clowns did worse than the messenger who gave Saul a mercy kill. Anyone with a lick of sense can see that they were going to be killed as a reward for their murder.

  41. 5 And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ishbosheth, who lay on a bed at noon.

    6 And they came thither into the midst of the house, as though they would have fetched wheat; and they smote him under the fifth rib: and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.

    7 For when they came into the house, he lay on his bed in his bedchamber, and they smote him, and slew him, and beheaded him, and took his head, and gat them away through the plain all night.

    They did this without letting David know or asking for his consent. And in the end, they end up getting punished. It’s important to let the man of God know about choices you make. That way he can guide you to the right path or stop you from facing terrifying consequences.

  42. How wicked is the mind?

    This chapter shows how deminted the mind can get. How did these men think that killing Sauls son would make David happy when David mourned over Saul and Johnathan so greatly. When we do things out of our own understanding without prayer it is dangerous. Trying to make it even for someone else’s wrongs is a deadly road to go down. Peace is the only answer to turmoil.

  43. “Jonathan, the son of Saul, had a son named Mephibosheth. Both of Mephibosheth’s feet were hurt. He was five years old when the news that Saul and Jonathan had died came from Jezreel. His nurse picked him up and ran. But as she hurried to get away, he fell down. That’s how his feet were hurt.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    It’s sad that his nurse in such a hurry to get way that he fell down and was injured. Sometimes we could end up doing the something with people spiritually. Handle everyone with care. 

  44. 12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

    David make sure that the men’s hands and feet were cut off and they were hung because of their horrible unjust act. I believe this was a sign to all that David was not a man of revenge or unjustice. His own men had a burial of disgrace yet the head of Ishbosheth was buried properly.

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