2 Samuel 23

  1. Compare verses 3 and 4 with verse 5.
    What apparent conflict is there between the two reasons given by David for his happiness and prosperity?
    Is this conflict real?
    Cf. Phil. 2:12, 13.
  2. What light is cast on verses 6 and 7 by David’s advice to Solomon in 1 Kgs. 2:5, 6? Cf. 1 Kgs. 2:31-33.
  3. Consider what David’s followers were willing to do for their king; and at what stage in his career (verse 13).
    What lessons are there here for a Christians?