Study 17 From the Book of 2 Samuel is: 2 Samuel 23
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.
What light is cast on verses 6 and 7 by David’s advice to Solomon in 1 Ki. 2:5, 6? Cf. 1 Ki. 2:31-33.
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 Christian?