- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read 2 Samuel 3
War between two houses.
Chapter three records the war between the house of Saul and the house of David for a long time, as David grew stronger while the house of Saul grew weaker.
Two military leaders from each family, Abner from the house of Saul and Joab from the house of David, are main figures in this politically intrigue story. Abner both betrays and is betrayed. Joab killed Abner, for which David mourned for him. This tory shows great concern to establish David’s innocence on the blood of Abner. (v.28)
This story also describes who David is as future King over all Judah and Israel, his personality, and his action following the faith of God.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?