2 Samuel 2

Today we are reading 2 Samuel 2. In this chapter we read about David being anointed king by the men of Judah. In opposition, Abner raised up Ish-bosheth, son of Saul, to be king over the rest of Israel. “And David brought up his men who were with him, everyone with his household, and they lived in the towns of Hebron. And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. When they told David, “It was the men of Jabesh-gilead who buried Saul,” Joab returned from the pursuit of Abner. And when he had gathered all the people together, there were missing from David’s servants nineteen men besides Asahel. But the servants of David had struck down of Benjamin 360 of Abner’s men. And they took up Asahel and buried him in the tomb of his father, which was at Bethlehem. And Joab and his men marched all night, and the day broke upon them at Hebron.” ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭2:3-4, 30-32‬ ‭ESV‬‬ David reigned from Hebron in the south. This was before Jerusalem had been established as the capital of Israel. Ish-bosheth reigned in the north. Can you imagine a country having two kings? There was David, who was anointed king by God. And then there was Ish-bosheth, who was put in place by the military commander of the former king Saul. Who was the legitimate king? Who can you predict will have God’s blessing? The same is true for us today. God gives His blessings to those leaders that He establishes. Pray for our nation to be led by godly leaders! Pastor Tim

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