Week 18


Day 1: 2 Samuel 19:31-20:26, Psalm 7, 2 Samuel 21:1-22, 1 Chronicles 20:4-8

Day 2: 2 Samuel 22:1-51, Psalm 18

Day 3: 2 Samuel 24:1-9, 1 Chronicles 21:1-6, 2 Samuel 24:10-17, 1 Chronicles 21:7-17, 2 Samuel 24:18-25, 1 Chronicles 21:18-22:19

Day 4: 1 Chronicles 23:1-25:31

Day 5: 1 Chronicles 26:1-28:21

Day 6: 1 Chronicles 29:1-22, 1 Kings 1:1-53

Day 7: 1 Kings 2:1-9, 2 Samuel 23:1-7, 1 Kings 2:10-12, 1 Chronicles 29:26-30, Psalm 4-6, Psalm 8-9, Psalm 11


Hard Questions

  1. (2 Sam. 19:41-43) “We have 10 shares in the king” and then the sudden desertion
  2. (2 Sam. 20) Why does Joan kill Amasa?
  3. (2 Sam. 21) David’s avenging the Gibeonites. What’s going on? Ex. 34:6•7, sins of the fathers. A limited symbolic retribution; Saul had attempted to destroy all of them, and Joshua had made a covenant to keep them alive. God defended them, even though they weren’t Israelites. God is never for the wicked, even if the wicked are technically His people.
  4. Why does David tell Solomon to kill the people he had spared during his reign? Removing guilt from David’s line, making justice; also. David has a really shrewd sense of what people are like. He showed mercy, but he knows they’re lying in wait for Solomon, who will be perceived as weak until he establishes himself.


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