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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2 Samuel 4
Abner, reluctant killer
Joab, revengeful murderer
David, remorseful king
Ishbosheth, rejected king
Rechab& Baanah, rewarded murderers
“He who spreads” [?] shame”
Original form: Merib▪baal“(He who strives for [?] the Lord”
▪ 1 Chr.8:34; 9:40
“Man of shame”
Original form: Esh▪baal
▪ 1 Chr.8:33; 9:39
Strange trophy: king’s head
Enemy: appeal to David’s sense of justice, revenge
Presume Lord authorizes deed
Good intentions are not good enough
Evil acts often hide under bannerof serving God. Ac.26:9-11
Only safety: revelation, not human desire.
Human desire often replaces God’s revelation. Mt.19; 22
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