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United Nations. 2 Samuel 4. I. Characters. A lot of death. Abner , reluctant killer Joab , revengeful murderer David, remorseful king Ishbosheth , rejected king Rechab & Baanah , rewarded murderers. Gibeonite City Josh.9:17 2 Sm.21. Mephibosheth (4).

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united nations

United Nations

2 Samuel 4

a lot of death
A lot of death

Abner, reluctant killer

Joab, revengeful murderer

David, remorseful king

Ishbosheth, rejected king

Rechab& Baanah, rewarded murderers

mephibosheth 4
Mephibosheth (4)

“He who spreads” [?] shame”

Original form: Merib▪baal“(He who strives for [?] the Lord”

▪ 1 Chr.8:34; 9:40

Ishbosheth (8)

“Man of shame”

Original form: Esh▪baal

▪ 1 Chr.8:33; 9:39

the reward 7 8
The reward (7-8)

CreditGod

Theiridea

Please David

Strange trophy: king’s head

Enemy: appeal to David’s sense of justice, revenge

Presume Lord authorizes deed

david 9 11
David (9-11)
  • Credits Lord, 9
    • Past deliverance → future deliverance
      • Some believed conspiracy theory, 2 Sm.16:7-8
  • Calls upon legal precedent, 10
    • 2 Sm.1, euthanasia, mercy killing…
      • Expected reward
    • 2 Sm.4, murdered righteous man, 11
  • Carries outjustice, 12
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I. Characters

II. Conclusions

1 we don t know what another thinks wants unless he tells us
1. We don’t know what another thinks/wants unless he tells us

Good intentions are not good enough

Evil acts often hide under bannerof serving God. Ac.26:9-11

  • 2 Sm.1, 4
  • 1 Co.2:11
    • 2 Sm.6, ark
    • 2 Sm.7, temple
2 just because something pleases us does not mean it pleases god
2. Just because something pleases us does not mean it pleases God

Only safety: revelation, not human desire.

Human desire often replaces God’s revelation. Mt.19; 22

  • 1 Sm.15
  • 2 Sm.4; 6; 7
3 not all good news is good 8 13
3. Not all ‘good news’ is good, 8-13

Asks for severe punishment (12). Nu.15:30-36; Hb.2:2-3

Acts w/o authority of God; ignores Scripture. 2 Sm.6:1-8 = 5:20

Assumes role of God. Col.2:23 (18) –self-imposed religion

  • David, 8-11 . . . Murderers, 12-13.
  • Presumption…
4 the end does not justify the means
4. The end does not justify the means
  • God promised throne to David (1 Sm.13; 2 Sm.4:8)
    • In God’s own time and way
    • NOT by murdering a righteous man
      • 2 Sm.6, bringing ark to Jerusalem
      • 2 Sm.7, building Temple
      • Mt.28:19-20, evangelism
      • Ac.19, baptism
      • Ep.5:19, worship
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