2 Samuel 5:1-3; 1 Chronicles 11:1-3; 1 Chronicles 12:23-40; 2 Samuel 5:17-25; 1 Chronicles 14:8-17; 2 Samuel 5:6-10; 1 Chronicles 11:4-9; 1 Chronicles 3:4; 2 Samuel 5:13; 2 Samuel 5:4-5; 2 Samuel 5:11-12; 1 Chronicles 14:1-2; 1 Chronicles 13:1-5; 2 Samuel 6:1-11; 1 Chronicles 13:6-14
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In Second Samuel chapter 5 David is anointed King of Israel! Israel and Judah are now united - but they will be divided again only a short 75 years later. Verse 7 is the first time the term Zion is used in the Bible: "But David captured the fortress of Zion, now called the City of David." Below is a visual of Jerusalem at about this time that David conquered it from the Jebusites - and to the right the map shows the growth of Jerusalem just 50 years later in Solomon's time. (1000 B.C. to 950 B.C.) We'll come back to this visual when we get to Solomon in our readings.
Bible.org's commentary on our Second Samuel readings today titled "A Place of One's Own" is at this link.
Worship God: Today's readings in 2 Samuel reminded me of Mike's Chair's song "Let the Waters Rise:"
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Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: "David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the LORD, with castanets, harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums and cymbals." 2 Samuel 6:5 (NIV)
Prayer Point: Pray that you often celebrate with all of your might before the LORD in thanksgiving for all that He has done and is doing.
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p.s. Download our monthly Small Group study notes for our Chronological Bible readings at this link.
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