2 Samuel 23

Before Reading.

  • 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 23  

The Last Words of David.

David’s song of praise in chapter 22 continues   in chapter 23:1-5 which is another hymn of praise, representing the last words of David in the form of oracle. He describes him, “man exalted by the Most High, man anointed by the God of Jacob, Israel’s singer of songs.” As the man who represents the reign of God, he learns from life that a faithful king is God’s blessing to the people. His oracle is against evil man, godless who have no hope.

Verses 8-39 describes David’s leadership and other exploits in the war against the Philistine, with a roster of warriors. This passage is a continuation of 2 Samuel 21:15-22 and 1 Chronicle 11:11-47, another history book in the Old Testament.

 Among the list of his warriors is included Uriah the Hittite, a husband to Bathsheba. King David had affair with her, and he sent Uriah to the frontline of battlefield to be killed (2 Samuel 11:1-27). It is noteworthy that Uriah certainly deserved the honor to be recorded in the list of David’s warriors, thirty-seven in all.

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?  

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