2 Samuel 8 & 9

  1. Use a map to follow the path of David’s victories.
    What reasons does the writer emphasize for David’s success?
  2. How does David’s treatment of the spoils of war differ from the way in which he dealt with the gods of the Philistines captured in battle (1 Chr. 14:8-12)? Is there a reason for this? Cf. Deut. 7:5.
  3. Do you see any parallel between David’s treatment of Mephibosheth and God’s acceptance of us?