2 Samuel Chapter 3 – Chronological

Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

And unto David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;

And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital;

And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah David’s wife. These were born to David in Hebron.

And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.

And Saul had a concubine, whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah: and Ishbosheth said to Abner, Wherefore hast thou gone in unto my father’s concubine?

Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog’s head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?

So do God to Abner, and more also, except, as the Lord hath sworn to David, even so I do to him;

10 To translate the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba.

11 And he could not answer Abner a word again, because he feared him.

12 And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, Whose is the land? saying also, Make thy league with me, and, behold, my hand shall be with thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee.

13 And he said, Well; I will make a league with thee: but one thing I require of thee, that is, Thou shalt not see my face, except thou first bring Michal Saul’s daughter, when thou comest to see my face.

14 And David sent messengers to Ishbosheth Saul’s son, saying, Deliver me my wife Michal, which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines.

15 And Ishbosheth sent, and took her from her husband, even from Phaltiel the son of Laish.

16 And her husband went with her along weeping behind her to Bahurim. Then said Abner unto him, Go, return. And he returned.

17 And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you:

18 Now then do it: for the Lord hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.

19 And Abner also spake in the ears of Benjamin: and Abner went also to speak in the ears of David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel, and that seemed good to the whole house of Benjamin.

20 So Abner came to David to Hebron, and twenty men with him. And David made Abner and the men that were with him a feast.

21 And Abner said unto David, I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king, that they may make a league with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thine heart desireth. And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.

22 And, behold, the servants of David and Joab came from pursuing a troop, and brought in a great spoil with them: but Abner was not with David in Hebron; for he had sent him away, and he was gone in peace.

23 When Joab and all the host that was with him were come, they told Joab, saying, Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he hath sent him away, and he is gone in peace.

24 Then Joab came to the king, and said, What hast thou done? behold, Abner came unto thee; why is it that thou hast sent him away, and he is quite gone?

25 Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest.

26 And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him again from the well of Sirah: but David knew it not.

27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

28 And afterward when David heard it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before the Lord for ever from the blood of Abner the son of Ner:

29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father’s house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the sword, or that lacketh bread.

30 So Joab, and Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.

32 And they buried Abner in Hebron: and the king lifted up his voice, and wept at the grave of Abner; and all the people wept.

33 And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?

34 Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him.

35 And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.

36 And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.

37 For all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to slay Abner the son of Ner.

38 And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?

39 And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the Lord shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

53 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 3 – Chronological

  1. 2 Samuel 3:37 for all the people and all Israel understood, that day, that it was not the king to slay Abner the son
    Of Ner.
    ———
    God is a righteous God.
    We can NOT judge God when things go wrong, or things do not turn out the way we wished…….
    ——
    Men(we) ultimately make their ( our) own decisions.
    Some being led by the Holy Spirit of G oh d. Others with out God in the picture.
    It was not the kings will for this to happen, but it did.
    —-
    Yes God rules, God has all power and sees the future.
    But it is man’s choice to choose and accept the goodness of God or to reject it.
    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙃

  2. 11Sam.3:39 [ amp] And I am this day weak, through anointed [ But not crowned] king; these sons of Zeruiah are too hard for me. May the Lord repay the evildoer according to his wickedness.
    [ Ephesians 6:12 [ amp] For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [ contending only with physical opponents], But against the despotisms against the powers, against [ the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly ( supernatural) sphere.
    Sometimes in our lives, We will go through storms and seem real hard for us to handle.
    Just put in God’s hands and let him handle it.
    Remember the joy of the Lord is our strength.

  3. 29. May all the guilt fall on Joab and on his descendants. May the men in Joab’s line always have an oozing sore or skin disease, no longer be fit for battle, fall in battle, or go hungry.

    30. This was the curse King David pronounced because Joab and his brother Abishai murdered Abner in revenge for their brother Asahel, whom Abner killed at the battle at Gibeon.

    31. Then David gave an order to Joab and his followers. David: Tear your clothes. Put on sackcloth, and let me see you mourn for Abner in front of the procession. And King David himself walked in the procession behind the corpse. Voice

    Instead of quick, immediate retribution, David cursed Joab’s lineage, then made him walk in front of all the mourners.
    Be careful of quick decisions; the consequences may be more public and longer lasting than you anticipated.

  4. II Samuel 3
    33 And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?

    What a tragic story.
    I think of those who have once been in the Kingdom of God yet they turn back into the world. Or they become arrogant and unteachable and then unreachable. Throughout this chapter he made several wrong choices yet he made a proclamation he was going to do what God wanted .

    For just what the Lord has sworn to David, that will I accomplish for him, 10 to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul, and set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan to Beer-sheba.”

    Abner has the zeal and the want to I believe yet he did not wait for the instructions of David . He did it his way. Had he stayed by David he could have been a great asset . I read that Abner had a one day conversion and that was it. This is why we teach and instruct and then we have to grow and be sure we stay connected to the Kingdom the church the fellowship. Life becomes confusing and we sometimes find ourself in a state of confusion . We must consider that though there is so much turmoil all around us unity and keeping a spirit of humility can help us through these times. Some have recently seen me at my weakest moments during some of the saddest moments of life . Yet as the storms of life rage throughout and a moment the lights may blink and go out in the storm it can only be just a mere moment. I believe I’m learning more and more the reason people backslide is just a trick of the enemy. Circumstances cannot keep us from The Light of God . What if Abner had llooked at David and said I’m not leaving I’m staying right here . I’m going to learn I’m going to help build up the Kingdom . It was there for a brief moment but something caused him to go. It could not have been David telling him to leave because most men are going to do what they set their mind to. So though Abner for a brief moment wanted to do the Lord’s will it was a brief moment that caused him to die like a fool. God help me to stay close to the Kingdom and God’s people. Help each new convert and seasoned to stay close to You .
    There is no reason to be so close and then to go back out . I pray for every backslider who has been a part of the Kingdom who gave time to the Kingdom but has left . I pray they do not wait to late and it be said they died as Abner as a fool. So close yet so far away.

  5. Thank you Jesus for his ,, grace , Mercy, love , power, spirit, wisdom, compassion, greatness, kindness …. Thy kingdom come thy will be done y’all

  6. “David heard how Joab had killed Abner, and he said, “I swear to the Lord that I am completely innocent of Abner’s death! Joab and his family are the guilty ones. I pray that Joab’s family will always be sick with sores and other skin diseases. May they all be cowards, and may they die in war or starve to death.””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭3:28-29‬ ‭CEV‬‬

    The power of our spoken word will bring life or death

    Pain, pride, and fear of the unknown will speak and curse the lives of people. We forget that many times throughout the scriptures that the LORD himself has said ‘ Vengeance is mine, I WILL repay..’ We serve a just GOD and HIS name is JESUS. He knows how to take care of whom belongs to Him. All we need to do is handover our battles and allow HIM to take care of your darkest moments in your life.

    So give HIM the glory of what He has already brought you through.

  7. 38 And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?
    39 And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the Lord shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

    The Bible says that with God all things are possible, it says that if we ask anything in his name shall be done, another part of the word tells us that we can do anything through God that strengthens us but right here David admits that he is not strong enough to overpower the two men that betrayed him so we request that God takes care of it. In these very uncertain times, no doubt there are plenty of things that are not within our control nor do we have the strength to handle ourselves, it is things like this that we must seek God and let him handle the situation. What I take from the story is that not every battle is ours to fight, and that just because we are anointed doesn’t mean we have to take care of it oh, there are some things that we just let God deal with.

  8. 37 “For all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to slay Abner the son of Ner.”

    38 “And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?”

    Not everybody sees the potential on people like a leader does. That’s why we should learn not to question people character or actions.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  9. Let go and let God handle it. God knows if we are equipped to handle our business or not. David gave directions that were not followed and David listened to Gods commands. So all did not go well because people didnt listen.

  10. “And I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too harsh for me. The LORD shall repay the evildoer according to his wickedness.””
    ‭‭II Samuel‬ ‭3:39‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/114/2sa.3.39.nkjv

    Divine retribution is far more harsher than anything humans can do. God is in control. Vengeance belongs to Him.

  11. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus

    Very sad that Joab had to retribute the death of his brother on Abner. For those who remember, Abner had warned Asahel to stop chasing him. He had given him several warnings and yet the young man would not listen. Finally at the last minute when Abner could not escape by running, he killed Asahel just as he had warned him he would. Now Joab would take advantage of Abner’s league with David and with a coward move would kill a great prince who was at peace and in covenant with David. Very sad.

  12. 39 And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the Lord shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

    Though newly appointed, he acted in wisdom. He lamented the loss of Abner, led the people peacefully, and left the situation in God’s hands. Sometimes all we can do is place a situation in God’s hands, take a moment to grieve, and move on in peace knowing God is faithful and just to lead us.

  13. And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.

    7 And Saul had a concubine, whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah: and Ishbosheth said to Abner, Wherefore hast thou gone in unto my father’s concubine?

    8 Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog’s head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?

  14. So in 2 Samuel Chapter 3 verses 6-8 we are talking about how Saul came before the house of David and Saul then Saul who name was Rizpah had a daughter then Abner said am I a dogs head which this day Saul thy Father had not delivered into the hand of David but was concerning this women AMEN!!!

  15. And even though I am the anointed king, these two sons of Zeruiah—Joab and Abishai—are too strong for me to control. So may the Lord repay these evil men for their evil deeds.”
    2 Samuel 3:39 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/2sa.3.39.NLT

    They were just wanting to avenge their brother BUT they did it in disobedience. By acting in disobedience they ruined a plan to join the kingdoms and brought a curse on their family. We don’t always understand why God asks certain things of us. But when we act out of disobedience we put into motion the consequences of those actions.

  16. “Abner was furious. “Am I some Judean dog to be kicked around like this?” he shouted. “After all I have done for your father, Saul, and his family and friends by not handing you over to David, is this my reward—that you find fault with me about this woman? May God strike me and even kill me if I don’t do everything I can to help David get what the Lord has promised him! I’m going to take Saul’s kingdom and give it to David. I will establish the throne of David over Israel as well as Judah, all the way from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south.” Ishbosheth didn’t dare say another word because he was afraid of what Abner might do.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭3:8-11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Abner is a good example of those of us who know things to be true, but we don’t live as if they were true.

  17. 1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

    2 And unto David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

    3 And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;

    4 And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital;

    5 And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah David’s wife. These were born to David in Hebron.

    I have found that whatsoever the Lord ordains and the destiny He has chose for you, it will in time come to pass. Here in the beginning of the chapter we see the scripture tell us that the house of Saul is getting weaker and weaker. The house of David is getting stronger and stronger. We find this is shown in the births of David’s sons. No matter the prestige or appointed, we will eventually come to the point where God will either bless or bring forth his wrath. No matter what the world may say in this day and hour, we will be victorious in the kingdom of God. It did not matter how the house of Saul thought that they could be strong once again through Abner. Eventually the wrath would come unto Abner. No matter what we have to continue to push forward toward the high mark of God and hopefully we will move into our destiny chosen by God.

  18. “Joab left David and went into action. He sent messengers after Abner; they caught up with him at the well at Sirah and brought him back. David knew nothing of all this. When Abner got back to Hebron, Joab steered him aside at the gate for a personal word with him. There he stabbed him in the belly, killed him in cold blood for the murder of his brother Asahel.

    Later on, when David heard what happened, he said, “Before GOD I and my kingdom are totally innocent of this murder of Abner son of Ner. Joab and his entire family will always be under the curse of this bloodguilt. May they forever be victims of crippling diseases, violence, and famine.” (Joab and his brother, Abishai, murdered Abner because he had killed their brother Asahel at the battle of Gibeon.)

    David ordered Joab and all the men under him, “Rip your cloaks into rags! Wear mourning clothes! Lead Abner’s funeral procession with loud lament!” King David followed the coffin. They buried Abner in Hebron. The king’s voice was loud in lament as he wept at the side of Abner’s grave. All the people wept, too.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭3:26-32‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    An innocent life was ended but didn’t get over looked. This could be compared to our modern day. Innocent lives are ending but God sees all. It’s time for the Church to rise up. We need to war in the spirit. Live by Eph 6:12 because God’s Kingdom Matters.

    “Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people.

    But don’t let it faze you. Stick with what you learned and believed, sure of the integrity of your teachers—why, you took in the sacred Scriptures with your mother’s milk! There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3:1-5, 14-17‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    “For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭AMP‬‬

  19. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    WHEN GREAT MEN ARE WEAK

    39 And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the Lord shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

    The great warrior King David confessed his weakness. The King had successfully avoided the sword of Saul, slew a bear, lion and giant, defeated great armies, rebuilt men and cities. But, here he confesses his own weakness.

    To some this may seem like poor leadership. But, I encourage you to consider what occurs when men are weak and situations are too hard. The LORD shall reward the doer of evil. When man is weak and comes to the end of his strength, the strength of the LORD will arise to the need.

    David chose to allow GOD to avenge the death of Abner. We are wise to learn from King David the value of allowing the LORD to execute vengeance where we are weak.

    WHEN GREAT MEN ARE WEAK they surrender and allow JESUS to reward the good or the evil.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iLive
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  20. “And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down. And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people. For all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to slay Abner the son of Ner.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭3:35-37‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    What will the people think

    The people had doubt in their mind about the innocence of David until he fasted. There are times when people don’t instant your motives and may speak badly about you. If you keep on your path and continue in the way of the Lord they will eventually understand and then say what a good thing you did.

  21. 33 And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?

    34 Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him.

    The choice that Abner made, cost him his life. Humans, make bad choices. No one holds a gun to our head, or binds up our hands and feet and commands us to do things that comprises our relationship with the Lord, we place ourselves in that position. We allow the busyness of our lives, to steal away the precious time in prayer with God, and the time hearing Him speak to us from His word. We allow “things” to get in the way of our purpose that we were created for, and so we place ourselves in spiritual harms way allowing the daggers of this world to pellet our soul and mind making us weak spiritually.

    Only we, like Abner, can control those things. We choose what we do and don’t do, where we go and don’t go, what we say and don’t say, what we participate in and don’t participate in. The choice is our – let’s choose wisely. One bad or weak decision could cost us our spiritual life. Time is too short to lose out at this point in the battle. Keep the faith, hold fast to those things which are important to God, follow the roadmap of HIS word and let’s all make it safely inside the eternal gates.

  22. Friendly fire, it still happens today, heart breaking the death by the hands of your “friend” I don not know if Abner gave the feeling of playing both sides and that’s why Joab takes the stand and kills him. David shows his remorse and grieves heavily for Abner in front for Israel. May the Lord keep our home United, May He keep our church UNITED!!! WE NEED UNITY DURING THE BATTLES!!!! So make sure you speak to your leader before you act to keep the unity within the church.

  23. 2 Samuel 3:27-29 (NLT)
    27) When Abner arrived back at Hebron, Joab took him aside at the gateway as if to speak with him privately. But then he stabbed Abner in the stomach and killed him in revenge for killing his brother Asahel.
    28) When David heard about it, he declared, I vow by the LORD that I and my kingdom are forever innocent of this crime against Abner son of Ner.
    29) Joab and his family are the guilty ones. May the family of Joab be cursed in every generation with a man who has open sores or leprosy or who walks on crutches or dies by the sword or begs for food!

    “Cursed In Every Generation”
    Verse 29 made me think of what we call “Generational Curses.”
    We must remember that the decisions we make and the actions we take will have an effect on those around us, especially our families.

    So be careful of your decisions and your actions. Seek the LORD’S counselling (and Pastor’s) and Obey them. (because this has an effect on those around you, too.)

  24. 39 And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the Lord shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

    “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    When we are weak, HIS strength provides.

  25. 27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

    Abner should have guessed that Joab meant him harm for killing his brother. He walked blindly into a trap. Abner may have known the Lord was going to give the kingdom to David, but he failed to inquire of the Lord for his intentions to do it by himself. He did it in anger toward Ishbosheth.

  26. 2 Samuel 3:24,25 Then Joab came to the king, and said, What hast thou done? behold, Abner came unto thee; why is it that thou hast sent him away, and he is quite gone? Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest.

    Because Joab’s deed was born of vengeance and jealousy, Joab does not receive David’s blessing, but his curse.

    Psalm 121:8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even forever more.

    Proverbs 2:8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth with the way of his saints.

  27. “Let the guilt fall on the head of Joab and on all his father’s house (family); and may there never disappear from the house of Joab one who suffers with a discharge or one who is a leper or one who walks with a crutch [being unfit for war], or one who falls by the sword, or one who lacks food.””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭3:29‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Your actions will always affect not only you but your family as well. Joab acted out of anger and took Abner’s life justifying himself that he was getting revenge for his fallen brother. His actions caused his family line to always be stricken with strife, whether through illness or financial troubles. His actions also caused the kingdom (Joab’s family as well) to weep.

    Our actions affect our family in the natural and the spiritual. We can choose to fight for unity in our family, church family, community, etc or we can cause destruction and division. I pray we choose the former over the latter.

    I thank God for the families He has given us, whether through blood or friendship. I pray we honor God by showing love to those He has placed in our lives

  28. The battle is not yours but the Lord’s. Put every situation in God’s hands. He will help you. He loves and cares for you

  29. 2 Samuel 3
    28 Later when David heard about this, he said, “I and my kingdom are forever innocent before the LORD concerning the blood of Abner son of Ner. 29 May his blood fall on the head of Joab and on his whole family! May Joab’s family never be without someone who has a running sore or leprosy or who leans on a crutch or who falls from the sword or who lacks food.” NIV

    We can affect others around us no matter what we do. Will it be positive or negative? Stay tuned in with God and we can actually help people. Generational curses can be stopped by us. Thank you Jesus.

  30. When Abner arrived back at Hebron, Joab took him aside at the gateway as if to speak with him privately. But then he stabbed Abner in the stomach and killed him in revenge for killing his brother Asahel. When David heard about it, he declared, “I vow by the Lord that I and my kingdom are forever innocent of this crime against Abner son of Ner. Joab and his family are the guilty ones. May the family of Joab be cursed in every generation with a man who has open sores or leprosy or who walks on crutches or dies by the sword or begs for food!”
    2 Samuel 3:27‭-‬29 NLT

    This world teaches that if someone does wrong to you that you must seek revenge and do the same to them.
    But our sin and treachery never honors our king. We must avoid the trap. We may even deceive ourselves into the belief that we are honoring our Lord and Master when we are, all the while, bringing disgrace upon his name.

  31. “And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you: Now then do it: for the Lord hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies. And Abner also spake in the ears of Benjamin: and Abner went also to speak in the ears of David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel, and that seemed good to the whole house of Benjamin.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭3:17-19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Abner is a good example of someone who eventually surrendered to God’s king. Now he wanted to influence others to also surrender to God’s king.
    We must surrender every thing to God. Not just somethings but everything so that Hod reigns in us.

  32. And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you:

    18 Now then do it: for the Lord hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.

  33. Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle.
    Proverbs 23:4‭-‬5 NLT

    Don’t spend all your time going after the material things of this world. Don’t build yourself up with riches and fancy things. They will break under your feet and whear out over time. Build yourself up on a firm foundation. Spend your time studying God’s word, praying, and helping others. These things will last forever.

  34. 18 Now then do it: for the Lord hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.

    Whenever the lord sends a word to you we should always accept it with an open head and mind no matter if it’s instructions or an answer to a prayer. We should always pray with expectations never doubt, we should always thank god for what he’s going to do instead of doubting that he’s going to do it.

  35. 26 And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him again from the well of Sirah: but David knew it not.

    27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

    Anger and unforgiveness will get the best of one if not properly dealt with. They killed him merely to avenge the death of their brother. They still had all that anger and grudge that instead of hearing the King or knowing where the king’s heart stood in the matter they took this into their hands and milled Abner. How many do we not murder with a heart that cant forgive? What is worse is that the person that we end up hurting the most is ourselves.

  36. Strong in the Lord

    1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker

    God can make you stronger. However, you must follow his word and not your own. He has a way of doing things and only by following his way can you be blessed.

    We may not always understand why God does what he does, but if we trust him everything will turn out alright. As a child of God we must not be afraid to stand against those things that are evil. God gives us strength to endure the things thrown our way. In him we will find the strength we need in order to push forward.

    When times get hard and rough, God will bring you through. Our time is now to stand bold and allow God to make us stronger and stronger as he did with David. It’s time for the evil things to fall so that the holy things can keep prevailing.

  37. 18 Now do it! For the Lord promised David, ‘By my servant David I will rescue my people Israel from the hand of the Philistines and from the hand of all their enemies.’ ”

    2 Samuel 3:18 NIV
    https://2samuel.bible/2-samuel-3-18

    The Lord promised David that he would rescue his people from Israel and He did, He kept His promise. God will always keep His promise that He makes!

    LIVE GIVE JESUS!

  38. 39 And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the Lord shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

    The Lord shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness; which means, that sooner or later righteous judgment would be rendered to him by the Lord.

  39. In this chapter……the war between the house of Saul and the house of David lasted a long time. David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.

  40. 4 And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital;
    There was four sons

  41. “Now when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into an inner chamber, as if to speak with him privately. And there, to avenge the blood of his brother Asahel, Joab stabbed him in the stomach, and he died.

    May his blood fall on the head of Joab and on his whole family! May Joab’s family never be without someone who has a running sore or leprosy or who leans on a crutch or who falls by the sword or who lacks food.””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭3:27, 29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    For every action there is a reaction. Our actions have consequences. What we do not only affects us but others around us especially in the body of Christ. We must make sure that we are seeking first the kingdom of god because sometimes we just act on personal feelings not realizing that what we do affects others.

  42. 1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

    David grew stronger and stronger… could it be that his strength was in and from the Lord? The closer David had to be to God because of the trials that surrounded him the stronger his walk became and the stronger he became.

    It u I s Gods will that we too become stronger and stronger it just requires us to grow closer and closer to him.

  43. “Then King David said to his officials, “Don’t you realize that a great commander has fallen today in Israel? And even though I am the anointed king, these two sons of Zeruiah—Joab and Abishai—are too strong for me to control. So may the Lord repay these evil men for their evil deeds.””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭3:38-39‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/116/2sa.3.38-39.nlt

    We many not know about lives of the lost and what they been through but as one who seeks God will we should not wept about the troubles that people been but seek him.

  44. 17 And Abner has communication with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you:
    18 Now then do it: for the Lord hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.

    David wanted his people to be saved from Israel and spoke and asked the Lord, and the Lord made a promise that he would protect them and save them, later on the Lord did what he promised to David. God will never break his promises to us, even though he doesn’t do it right then and there you have to have faith and trust in the Lord because he let’s everything happen for a reason and has a time when he comes in. Remember that no matter what happens to always have faith and trust in the Lord for he will make a way!

  45. 1 The war between the house of Saul and the house of David lasted a long time. David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.
    39 And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the Lord shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

    When we are weak God is strong! If we have his favor upon us his strength will be continual through us. When we find refuge in him he will take care of all our situations and strengthen us to carry on. Trust in God for he as already won the war!

  46. 18 Now then do it: for the Lord hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.

    I would pray that our reputation would proceed us just as David’s reputation proceeded him. David was known and talked about, just like in this passage, of being God’s servant and God delivering the Israelites from the hand of the Philistines and saved. All because of David’s deeds and it was known through his reputation. I want to have the reputation of that of being known for doing good deeds and good works. A reputation that proceeds me and people perceive me of being a godly man that seeks after Him.

    28 And afterward when David heard it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before the Lord for ever from the blood of Abner the son of Ner:
    29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father’s house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the sword, or that lacketh bread.

  47. “The war between the house of Saul and the house of David lasted a long time. David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭3:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    J really liked this scripture because in our weakest moments when we feel just about defeated it’s nice to recall that God is always in control. When we feel like we are getting weaker and the enemy keeps getting stronger just know God will make a way where there seems to be know way.

  48. Verse 1 MSG “The war between the house of Saul and the house of David dragged on and on. The longer it went on the stronger David became, with the house of Saul getting weaker.” This is what happens when the Lord is on your side. It reminded me of the story in Daniel chapter 1, as Daniel and his friends looked healthier and better than the young men who had been served food from the royal palace. The Lord is your strength. Isaiah 41:10 CEV says “Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Don’t tremble with fear. I am your God. I will make you strong, as I protect you with my arm and give you victories.”

  49. 29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father’s house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the sword, or that lacketh bread.

    30 So Joab, and Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

    Abner was running from his adversary in the previous days blog, and that adversary was persistent in catching and killing him. I said yesterday we always have an adversary behind us especially if were leaders. Today this adversary got em…it seemed so easy but it was a trick it was deception and a lot of times after we overcome sin through Jesus blood we still have old things chasing us an we still have that adversary after us mostly because hell lost one and heaven gained another. The devil don’t know who you are until he lost ya. Well folks thats when the real chase from the adversary begins and if your not careful you can be quickly devoured underneath a stairwell just meeting up for a quick conversation. Thats all it takes is but a second. Put on the full armor of God and lets get after it today in Jesus name.

  50. 1 That was the beginning of a long war between those who were loyal to Saul and those loyal to David. As time passed David became stronger and stronger, while Saul’s dynasty became weaker and weaker.

    As always we have to decide whom we will follow, who do you want as a leader. We can’t serve to masters, but only one. Spiritually its either God or satan. The one you serve, will always sway your decisions.

  51. ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭4:5, 7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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

    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.”

    This makes you not want to lay around on Saturday mornings anymore. You got to get up and do something. If this guy was at work in the middle of the day, the enemy couldn’t have snuck up on him. So the lesson is keep one hand on the sword and one on the sickle. We live in perilous times. We have to keep pushing forward or we will be swallowed up by the world around us.

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