2 Samuel Chapter 10 – Chronological

And it came to pass after this, that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Hanun his son reigned in his stead.

Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.

And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?

Wherefore Hanun took David’s servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

When they told it unto David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.

And when the children of Ammon saw that they stank before David, the children of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Bethrehob and the Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand footmen, and of king Maacah a thousand men, and of Ishtob twelve thousand men.

And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men.

And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the entering in of the gate: and the Syrians of Zoba, and of Rehob, and Ishtob, and Maacah, were by themselves in the field.

When Joab saw that the front of the battle was against him before and behind, he chose of all the choice men of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians:

10 And the rest of the people he delivered into the hand of Abishai his brother, that he might put them in array against the children of Ammon.

11 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will come and help thee.

12 Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord do that which seemeth him good.

13 And Joab drew nigh, and the people that were with him, unto the battle against the Syrians: and they fled before him.

14 And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, then fled they also before Abishai, and entered into the city. So Joab returned from the children of Ammon, and came to Jerusalem.

15 And when the Syrians saw that they were smitten before Israel, they gathered themselves together.

16 And Hadarezer sent, and brought out the Syrians that were beyond the river: and they came to Helam; and Shobach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went before them.

17 And when it was told David, he gathered all Israel together, and passed over Jordan, and came to Helam. And the Syrians set themselves in array against David, and fought with him.

18 And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Shobach the captain of their host, who died there.

19 And when all the kings that were servants to Hadarezer saw that they were smitten before Israel, they made peace with Israel, and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the children of Ammon any more.

51 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 10 – Chronological

  1. 4 Wherefore Hanun took David’s servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

    These men were David’s ambassadors. When an ambassador is insulted, it is the same as if it happened to the King. This chapter speaks as an allegory about how the Lord has shown kindness to the mankind and that mankind rejects the atonement and redemption of Jesus, which results in destructive judgment. Likewise the New Testament uses a parable about a king sending messengers which were rejected and then consigned judgement upon those people.

  2. 3 And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?

    That’s what happens when you got people doing decisions or thinking for you. When they really are looking out for themselves. And a good thing becomes a Barry bad thing for everybody.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  3. 2 Samuel 10:1-3 CEV “Some time later, King Nahash of Ammon died, and his son Hanun became king. David said, “Nahash was kind to me, and I will be kind to his son.” So he sent some officials to the country of Ammon to tell Hanun how sorry he was that his father had died. But Hanun’s officials told him, “Do you really believe David is honoring your father by sending these people to comfort you? He probably sent them to spy on our city, so he can destroy it.” We must be careful who we listen to and how we respond to situations, because it can determine your victory or bring forth your defeat. Psalm 118:15 KJV “The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.”

  4. 2 Sam. 10:11-12 [ amp] Joab said, I f the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I will come and help you.
    12] Be of good courage; let us play the man for our people and the cities of our God. And may the Lord do what seems good to Him.
    We are in a spiritual battle, Be courageous.
    Pofw help each other, pray for each other.
    Let’s take this city!
    Let God fight our battles and do his will !
    Live Jesus, Give Jesus.

  5. 2 Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.

    3 And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?

    18 And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Shobach the captain of their host, who died there.

    The danger of assumption!
    Just thinking you know what’s really going on doesn’t guarantee that you are right. Acting prematurely on your assumptions can do a lot of damage to yourself and/or others; if not physically, then spiritually. These guys assumed incorrectly, acted on their assumption, and lost the lives of 40,700 men.

  6. “Some time after this, King Nahash of the Ammonites died, and his son Hanun became king. David said, “I am going to show loyalty to Hanun just as his father, Nahash, was always loyal to me.” So David sent ambassadors to express sympathy to Hanun about his father’s death. But when David’s ambassadors arrived in the land of Ammon, the Ammonite commanders said to Hanun, their master, “Do you really think these men are coming here to honor your father? No! David has sent them to spy out the city so they can come in and conquer it!” So Hanun seized David’s ambassadors and shaved off half of each man’s beard, cut off their robes at the buttocks, and sent them back to David in shame.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭10:1-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    LOTAL: giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution.

    LOYALTY : the quality of being loyal. a strong feeling of support or allegiance.

    As Christ Children we need to be careful to listen to people when they talk to you about the man of God. I have learn that no matter who or what people tell you, you must always tell that person to stop and change the subject. Some people might be your friends or family members in your life, but NEVER open your ears to heard the voices h the at put your spiritual loyalty to the man of God.
    When you open your ears to the voices against the man of God, nothing good comes from it.
    Sometime is better to just stay away from this kind of people or conversations. Make better choices!!!

  7. “But Hanun’s officials told him, “Do you really believe David is honoring your father by sending these people to comfort you? He probably sent them to spy on our city, so he can destroy it.” Hanun arrested David’s officials and had their beards shaved off on one side of their faces. He had their robes cut off just below the waist, and then he sent them away.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭10:3-4‬ ‭CEV‬‬

    Hanun now king was easily moved by the ‘voices’ he had heard. After all he had learned from his father. Where was his sound judgment to make his own decision at? And as it is so for many Christians today. Many in the church are influenced by people who at one time were part of POFW and now following the ways of the world. We know that we cannot live life like that. Eventually you will fall prey to the deception of this world. The Bible says that a double minded man is unstable in all of his ways. The LORD has not intended for us to live life this way. Stand firm in your faith, rooted in truth, full of the Holy Ghost, follow and heed to the voice of the pastor, always be prayerful. And you’ll see that you will not fall for anything!!

  8. 12 Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord do that which seemeth him good.

    All because of bad judgement, these men went to fight. What they didn’t know is the Lord always prevails! Hallelujah, I’m glad to be on the winning side!

  9. 2 Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.

    3 And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?

    This is a great example of listening to the wrong voice. David’s intentions were well meant to show kindness to Hanun because his father showed kindness to David. When the voice in your ear tells you that you are being threatened and that you will be killed. That is the voice of tour enemy. The voice of God will always be the voice of truth. Just like the man of God that speaks in your life will also be the voice of truth. No matter what the enemy may cause you to believe, we have to hear the voice of truth. We can not be shamed in to doing the wrong things and cause us to lose out with God. Remember if the voice that speaks in your ear contradicts the word of God, then it is not God or the man of God. That is why we have to be sensitive to Gods voice and our pastor’s voice.

  10. 5 When they told it unto David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.

    This chapter says a lot about the type of leader and the type of King that he was. David shows gratitude towards those who honor him and wishes to honor them And their children, it shows that he has great Battle tactics and a fierce warrior as he follows the Lord. But particularly this verse sticks out to me the most in this chapter. It shows that David takes care of his men when they have have carried out their mission and came back because someone shamed them. David didn’t tell them to tough it out and to get back out there and to fight. He allowed them to keep their honor before they returned. David is doing when a Good Shepherd does, by watching over the flock

  11. A very important lesson concerning loyalty and being double minded is to be learned here. This is a reminder of the mouth being your enemy.

  12. “Then David said, “I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father showed kindness to me.” So David sent by the hand of his servants to comfort him concerning his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the people of Ammon. And the princes of the people of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, “Do you think that David really honors your father because he has sent comforters to you? Has David not rather sent his servants to you to search the city, to spy it out, and to overthrow it?””
    ‭‭II Samuel‬ ‭10:2-3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    Be careful who you allow to influence you.

  13. How sad of a world we live in.
    Mistrust and vengeance.
    I truly wonder what our God Jesus Christ truly thinks
    of the actions and motives of each individual.
    Our world is filled with mistrust . Help us Lord to truly be a light to a world filled with darkness. David I believe had good intentions to show kindness yet was attacked and questioned of his intentions .
    Humiliated and rejected.
    Familiar Jesus came to seek and save yet rejected and humiliated hanging on the cross when all He wanted was to show kindness. To save a world from sin.

    There are some things never understood but the answers and vengeance cannot be a matter we take into our own hands. How can we live Jesus so we can give Jesus ?

    Lord help my life be filled with Your Beatitudes
    So I can give …Jesus ….and not be filled with vengeance

    Matthew 5:1-48 ESV
    Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. …

  14. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus

    3 And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?

    You know, there is a time to listen to your children and there is a time “not” to listen to your children, and this was a time to not listen to your children. The Word says that the “princes” said unto Hanun their lord…this would most likely indicate that these were the sons of the king.

    We the church are sons in the Kingdom. We need to be cautious when giving advice to folks lest we lead them the wrong way.

  15. “”Be strong. Let’s be brave as we fight for our people and the cities of our God. The Lord will do what he thinks is best.””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭10:12‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    These two scriptures are so fitting for today. In our current world we have so much fear, fear of dying by a sickness or at the hands of another. I feel that the church as a whole needs to “Be Strong. Let’s be brave as we fight for the human race and the Kingdom of our God. The Lord will do what he thinks is best.” Faith needs to rise up and then it will defeat fear.

  16. Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.

    3 And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?

    4 Wherefore Hanun took David’s servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

    5 When they told it unto David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.

    6 And when the children of Ammon saw that they stank before David, the children of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Bethrehob and the Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand footmen, and of king Maacah a thousand men, and of Ishtob twelve thousand men.

  17. I learned that David was being nice to the new king because he liked the old king and every body in his family that’s what I learned from the chapter

  18. God will help us through our sins and our fights with the devil but we still need to thank him for every else he does for us. but it’s ok to have fear even when we are fighting our sins, Jesus will walk us through it but not all the time so we need to step when its time. we are Jesuses sheep and he’s our shepherd.

  19. 2 Samuel 10

    All about Loyalty. It’s not just the humans in 2nd Samuel who are big on loyalty. It’s really important to God, too. Whereas betrayal seems bound to rebound back on the betrayer, loyalty pays major dividends.

    I like this.

    Be loyal to God and your Pastor

  20. 3 And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?

    Why were they questioning David? Did they just want to seem wise before Hanun or did they truly suspect David?

    Whatever the reason may be – because they just assumed and did not even give them a chance, they cost many men their lives.

    When we assume the worst in people and act accordingly to that judgment, we could cost people their spiritual life. Especially if we go running our mouth about it to others.

    We cannot act on our fist suspicion of someone. You can proceed with caution while allowing them to show you who they truly are. You never know, you might make a great friend in the process!

  21. 17 And when it was told David, he gathered all Israel together, and passed over Jordan, and came to Helam. And the Syrians set themselves in array against David, and fought with him.

    18 And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Shobach the captain of their host, who died there.

    19 And when all the kings that were servants to Hadarezer saw that they were smitten before Israel, they made peace with Israel, and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the children of Ammon any more.

    David was righteous all the way. I would of done the same thing and put them on their place. Some advices given by people when you are grieving is to be taken with a grain of salt. I learned long time ago that you don’t make any important decisions while you are grieving cause you’re going to regret it. I was told by a counselor that I respect a lot for he was apostolic Pentecostal, he advice me that you should not make any decisions for about 1 year after a significant death. That saved me from making errors for a long time. I thank God for righteous leaders in my life. For my Pastor, for my First Lady, and for my sweet husband THANK YOU JESUS!!!!

  22. 3the Ammonite commanders said to Hanun, their master, “Do you really think these men are coming here to honor your father? No! David has sent them to spy out the city so they can come in and conquer it!”

    The unrighteousness turns words around. Instead of seeing good, they see evil and then convince others. Don’t let others speak negative, but stay positive in all you do or what others are doing.

  23. 2 Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.

    3 And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?

    Nahash took a kindness that David was extending to him, because of kindness extended from his father to David’s family earlier in life, and he threw it back in David’s face maliciously and brought war to where many people lost their lives.

    Had Nahash had the right people as influencers in his life, this would have never happened. He would have accepted the kindness for what it was.

    It’s important that we know those that we are laboring with and their spirit and attitude. It is so easy to get off track by listening to someone who is not plugged into the realm of the spirit. It could not only alter our course of life but affect many others as well, as it did here for many families who lost their lives.

    1 Thessalonians 5:12
    And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

  24. David said, “I am going to show loyalty to Hanun just as his father, Nahash, was always loyal to me.” So David sent ambassadors to express sympathy to Hanun about his father’s death. But when David’s ambassadors arrived in the land of Ammon, the Ammonite commanders said to Hanun, their master, “Do you really think these men are coming here to honor your father? No! David has sent them to spy out the city so they can come in and conquer it!”
    2 Samuel 10:2‭-‬3 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/2sa.10.2-3.NLT

    Instead of prayerful consideration, these commanders were swept away in paranoia. Because of their paranoia they caused the defeat of a nation and the destruction of an ally and relationship.

  25. Many may see the time that the servants of David went to Jericho as a punishment for their disgrace but it was a messenger sent to tell them where to dwell because in those days the beard was a sign in authority and placement within a community. Each day the men would care for the beard and oil it just as when the anointing ceremonies took place it was a signification of that anointing covering the placement and lives of the men from God. Prior to David’s ruling as king the Israelites had marched first into the land of Canaan with the Ark that held the Spirit of God and they overtook this city which had been through many refortifications. The story of this victory as well as many of the others were always reminded to the people so they could stay sure of God’s power having already and always overcoming every obstacle and issue they may face. There is a particular part of Jericho culture that was carried on even as the Israelites took Jericho as one of their own cities. This tradition was to take the heads of anyone that may have died within Jericho and to keep the skulls and paint a likeness of that person on it. Scholars and Archaeologists have claimed that these skulls were continued to be found through excavations of the city over many years. King David knew of this tradition and he knew that anyone who entered into Jericho would be reminded of two things. One, that the reign over the City of Jericho since the Israelites had taken it had been over 400 years and that anyone going there regardless of circumstances would have to see the thousands of those great ancestors that had lived and helped care for the city in victory. And Second, that they would no doubt be reminded by the tradition of how they had victory from the very beginning, a reassurance in a physical form that no matter what they may have been facing that God would restore them and they would find security and peace in this safe place.
    This is what we must gather from this passage, that David was a wise King, that he would often use the memory of victory to show without words of what God had done. His actions of this particular trait is also seen throughout psalms even in his direct communication to God in reminding Him of the victories and power and grace that He bestowed upon David. Sometimes we may feel we are facing a set back, we may feel like we have to overcome emotional damage, physical obstacles in our lives. Something may have been taken from us, it may be a death, the scars of an abuse, a financial or legal disappointment of the unknown. We may have stepped away from our walk with God, have been made to feel like a failure or an outsider. But God has a place to remind you of your victories, He has a power that is beyond all shame you may be feeling. He isn’t wanting to set you down or set you back, He wants to remind you that maybe you need to see the safety in the Church the safety in the Holy Ghost. A period to regrow and strengthen without fear of ridicule. Maybe we need to stop thinking that we are in a place of mourning or disparity and see that we are actually in a spot for a great healing and restoration. Get out of the mourning mentality, step away from thinking that the Pastor is condemning you or not operating how you think fit. Stop feeling like you are being judged by the world or those around you and step into that place I’d restorations. David knee these men felt disgraced, he wasn’t ashamed of them or for them, he wasn’t worried about them showing up in the Kingdom looking insulted or marked. He was giving them the grace to heal, to regrow. If we can step away from our mourning mentality and into what the King is trying to do for us then we will be restored even greater than before.

  26. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    THE PERIL OF FALSE ACCUSATION

    2 Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.
    3 And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?
    4 Wherefore Hanun took David’s servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

    The kindness of David was met by the false accusation of some leaders. There are several factors in this passage that teach us wisdom.

    1. We must be prayerful and selective about which voice we listen to. Most LEADERS have good intentions but, fail to seek the will and voice of GOD in situations. The Leaders were WRONG here.

    2. Be respectful in how we treat others. Humiliation and embarrassment are not often the most productive efforts of retaliation.

    3. Even great preparation is not enough when you offend a greater army.

    4. The is a HIGH cost in False Accusations.

    19 And when all the kings that were servants to Hadarezer saw that they were smitten before Israel, they made peace with Israel, and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the children of Ammon any more.

    Verse 19 reveals that because of the FALSE ACCUSATION they became servants of Israel. We are wise to investigate and examine every opportunity.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  27. 2 Samuel 10:9-12 (NLT)
    9) When Joab saw that he would have to fight on both the front and the rear, he chose some of Israel’s elite troops and placed them under his personal command to fight the Arameans in the fields.
    10) He left the rest of the army under the command of his brother Abishai, who was to attack the Ammonites.
    11) If the Arameans are too strong for me, then come over and help me, Joab told his brother. And if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I will come and help you.
    12) Be courageous! Let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. May the LORD’s will be done.

    “We Must Fight Together”
    Whether fighting in the front or fighting in the back or fighting together, we must be courageous and fight bravely. We are fighting for “Our People” our 10 to Win (families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc…), and we are fighting for our city, Fort Worth. The city God has given to us.
    As we Fight Together, May The LORD’s Will Be Done!!

  28. 10:12 Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities t of our God
    And the Lord do that which seemeth good unto hI’m
    —-
    ( let us) Pray about it
    Let us seek his word
    Let us trust . And get a hold of his peace.
    He will do righteous things.

  29. “The Ammonite troops came out and drew up their battle lines at the entrance of the city gate, while the Arameans from Zobah and Rehob and the men from Tob and Maacah positioned themselves to fight in the open fields. When Joab saw that he would have to fight on both the front and the rear, he chose some of Israel’s elite troops and placed them under his personal command to fight the Arameans in the fields. He left the rest of the army under the command of his brother Abishai, who was to attack the Ammonites. “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then come over and help me,” Joab told his brother. “And if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I will come and help you. Be courageous! Let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. May the Lord’s will be done.””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭10:8-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    Joab called them to remember all they had to lose. If they lost this battle they would lose both their people and their cities. This was a battle bigger than themselves, and the army of the mighty men had to remember that.

  30. “Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.” 23 Samuel 10:2

    If Hanun had our Lord and Saviour in his heart, the whole outcome would have been different. The enemy is always there to strike! Do not listen to gossip and always pray before making decisions. If you are unsure, we need to contact our pastor and Pastor Watts & Sister Watts will direct us. Thank you Lord for the POFW!

  31. 11 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will come and help thee.
    12 Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord do that which seemeth him good.

    Hannon listened to the wrong voices and should have just seen what David’s servant wanted. He could have very well kept his wealth and power hidden from these men, but he didn’t. Now Joab and his brother are sent to fight and this is a war that didn’t need to happen. But I like how Joab presented a plan to Abishai of reinforcements AND that he said let God do what seems good to him. We always need to put God into our everyday plans and needs. Thank you Jesus for your ever present help in time of trouble.

  32. 2 Samuel 10:12
    Be courageous! Let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. May the lord’s will be done.”

    Deuteronomy 31:6
    So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

    Put on the full armor of God.

  33. “And when all the kings that were servants to Hadadezer saw that they were smitten before Israel, they made peace with Israel, and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the children of Ammon any more.”
    2 Samuel 10:19 KJV

    Ammon was quick to judge Daivd’s servants which caused Ammon and the kings to be servants to Israel. We can’t be quick to judge others because of how they look nor were they come from. We need to show hospitality to others, that they may feel the presence of the Lord and feel welcome. So Lord give us a cheerful and loving heart so that we can reflect your love to all the people.

  34. “David said, “I am going to show loyalty to Hanun just as his father, Nahash, was always loyal to me.” So David sent ambassadors to express sympathy to Hanun about his father’s death. But when David’s ambassadors arrived in the land of Ammon,”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭10:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    David has respect for this new king because his father was a friend of his. But the king was easily persuaded to those that didn’t fully understand the intentions. So he listen to him. And he made harsh decisions that would effect his friendship with King David.

    Because you are influenced by. They can make decisions for you.

  35. 1 And it came to pass after this, that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Hanun his son reigned in his stead.

    2 Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.

    3 And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?

    Assuming and supposing can get you in deep trouble. It is better to ask and over communicate that intentions can be clear. Also, who you allow to have a voice in your life is very important. Your incflunences can lead you to distruction or victory. Choose to be with whomever is on the Lord’s side.

  36. 2 Then David said, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon. 3 And the princes of the church of Ammon said unto Hanun their Lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?

    David a good man he wanted to show sympathy and loyalty to Hanun just like Hanuns father did exactly with him. But when the servant got there the commanders tried to tell Hanun that David sent them there for no good, and Hanun listend to them. Hanun didn’t even give them a chance he just went ahead and listened to his people. As the children of God we must show kindness and not judge others by where they come from or what they look like. We must be kind because you never know what they are coming to you for, they could be coming to you for you to guide them to God or if there in trouble. In all be influenced by the word of God and the people of God, the good, don’t be influenced by those who judge others or by evil.

  37. 18 And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Shobach the captain of their host, who died there.

    When you are doing right and on the Lords side we will win. Even if it looks like we will not we will.
    Look at the back if the book He wins and we are his child so we win

  38. “So Hanun seized David’s ambassadors and shaved off half of each man’s beard, cut off their robes at the buttocks, and sent them back to David in shame. When David heard what had happened, he sent messengers to tell the men, “Stay at Jericho until your beards grow out, and then come back.” For they felt deep shame because of their appearance.

    But again the Arameans fled from the Israelites. This time David’s forces killed 700 charioteers and 40,000 foot soldiers, including Shobach, the commander of their army.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭10:4-5, 18‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/116/2sa.10.4-5,18.nlt

    Even though people make fun of the church we still love them but once we go to war we will have the victory. David was nice to hanun but hanun judge David quickly and listen to the people around him.

  39. “Be courageous, and let us show ourselves courageous for the benefit of our people and the cities of our God. And may the LORD do what is good in His sight.””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭10:12‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Be the light! Even when your enemies come up against you stand strong and show them courage. Lead them to Christ. Be the example!

  40. “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then come over and help me,” Joab told his brother. “And if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I will come and help you.
    2 Samuel 10:11 NLT

    Like brothers In Christ we should always be helping each other. We are fighting the same enemy and when one struggles the other should help out. This is how the church should be, always willing to help those that are struggling a hand and show the love of Christ.

  41. “When all the kings serving Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel and served them. So the Arameans (Syrians) were afraid to help the Ammonites anymore.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭10:19‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    The enemy has been defeated
    And death couldn’t hold You down
    We’re gonna lift our voice in victory
    We’re gonna make Your praises loud
    Shout unto God with a voice of triumph
    Shout unto God with a voice of praise
    Shout unto God with a voice of triumph
    We lift Your name up
    We lift Your name up
    – Hillsong UNITED, The Enemy Has Been Defeated

    The odds may be stacked against you, but just as Bishop Foster preached Sunday night – Its not how it looks. We serve a victorious God who is mighty in battle. He is our defence and our stronghold. Don’t fret because there seem to be giants in your way. Rejoice because you know the King of kings has already defeated your enemies.

    I thank God for being the King of every battle! I pray we stand in His authority as we reach out to others.

  42. 5 “When David heard what had happened, he sent messengers to tell the men, “Stay at Jericho until your beards grow out, and then come back.” For they felt deep shame because of their appearance.” NLT

    I think at times we choose to ignore the fact, or forget that every choice we make has a reaction. Rather good or bad, there is a ripple effect due to a single decision. For some a bad haircut can cause someone to loose confidence to speak to someone that needed what they had to say, or choosing to pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru may give them the hope they needed. I pray that we take the time to be more thoughtful, prayerful, and aware of our choices.

  43. Who’s got my six?

    11 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will come and help thee.

    When you go into battle you need to know who’s behind you. It would be foolish to go by yourself. I know when I’m going into a battle there’s a couple folks that I want with me. You got to know who those folks are in your life.

  44. 11 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will come and help thee.

    12 Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord do that which seemeth him good.

    “Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly.” Be strong in the Lord for the battle is His, but He expects us be strong in time of trials and tribulations. Always, help each other, no matter what is going on around us.

  45. “Be courageous! Let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. May the Lord’s will be done.””(‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭10:12NLT)

    We must be strong in the Lord (Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬) I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” We must remember all the goodness that the Lords promises has brought us out in our darkest times and fight for what he has done for us by changing our hearts to turn towards him what more can we ask for. The Lord wants to give us what he knows what’s good for our lives and take up ours crosses and walk with him.

  46. 2Sa 10:15  And when the Syrians saw that they were smitten before Israel, they gathered themselves together.
    2Sa 10:16  And Hadarezer sent, and brought out the Syrians that were beyond the river: and they came to Helam; and Shobach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went before them.
    2Sa 10:17  And when it was told David, he gathered all Israel together, and passed over Jordan, and came to Helam. And the Syrians set themselves in array against David, and fought with him.
    2Sa 10:18  And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Shobach the captain of their host, who died there.

    Your adversary may know he’s beat by the name of Jesus but that don’t mean he won’t stop trying.
    A lot of of us quickly underestimate the devices of the devil. Yes the battles not ours and it’s already won but you gotta be fully equipped for when the adversary attacks. Because they do have a plan when defeat is head their way. They will huddle together and use the power of darkness at more than one angle. But you, you have the light inside of you and can expose any darkness that tries to hide. Stay sharp in prayer, reading and reaching. Let the anointing flow through you and don’t let the devil stand a chance.

  47. 11 Joab said, “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you are to come to my rescue; but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will come to rescue you. 12 Be strong, and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The Lord will do what is good in his sight.”

    What a great story of Friendship. They were willing to fight for each other and allow God to fight for them. We can learn that we do need each other. We need friends that will fight with God for us and we would also be willing to fight with God for them

    Fight in the spirit and pray for our friends daily.

  48. 19 And when all the kings that were servants to Hadarezer saw that they were smitten before Israel, they made peace with Israel, and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the children of Ammon any more.

    When the enemy sees that those amongst them or other enemies are slain or smitten, it frightens and saves them and they all of a sudden will want to make peace with you. Remember who you are and who’s side you are on. Do not be afraid when things come up against you. Do not be afraid of the opposition for we serve the Almighty God.

  49. “Sometime after this, the king of the Ammonites died and Hanun, his son, succeeded him as king. David said, “I’d like to show some kindness to Hanun, the son of Nahash—treat him as well and as kindly as his father treated me.” So David sent Hanun condolences regarding his father. Sometime after this, the king of the Ammonites died and Hanun, his son, succeeded him as king. David said, “I’d like to show some kindness to Hanun, the son of Nahash—treat him as well and as kindly as his father treated me.” So David sent Hanun condolences regarding his father. But when David’s servants got to the land of the Ammonites, the Ammonite leaders warned Hanun, their head delegate, “Do you for a minute suppose that David is honoring your father by sending you comforters? Don’t you think it’s because he wants to snoop around the city and size it up that David has sent his emissaries to you?”

    So Hanun seized David’s men, shaved off half their beards, cut off their robes halfway up their buttocks, and sent them packing.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭10:1-4‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Even the best of your intentions can be misinterpreted. In this case the King took bad counsel and had a misconception about David. The king should have tried to figure out the intent of David without the influence of the leaders that were around him. He could have even ask God for confirmation. The point is, be careful when you jump to conclusions. You might be wrong.

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