[bible1year] Devotional comments on II Samuel 22-24

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From: glen_stewart@...
Date: 9 Apr 2016 11:51:08 -0000

        Chapter 22 records David's song of deliverance. 
Psalm 18 is a parallel to this chapter. We see that chapter 22 is 
prophetic and looks beyond the sufferings and triumphs of David to 
David's seed, the Lord Jesus Christ. Verses 1-4 show praise; verses 
5-7 show David's suffering as a fugitive from Saul, and also speaks 
of Christ's rejection; verses 8-20 speak of God's intervention; and 
verses 21-28 show the rewards of the Lord. Finally, praise to the 
Lord for exaltation over his foes is given in verses 29-51. We must 
understand the judgment of enemies (verses 29-43) and exaltation 
over adversaries (verses 44-49) will be realized only by Him into 
whose hands is committed all judgment (John 5:22).

        Chapter 23 records David's last words, as well as giving a 
roster of David's heroes. This chapter shows what David's mind was 
on at the close of his glorious but troubled life: the justice of 
his reign as king; his creation of the 
Psalms; his devotion to God's Word; and God's covenant with him of 
an eternal dynasty. Verses 3 and 4 picture the clear morning of the 
Kingdom Age.

        All in all, David was a grand character. He did some things 
that were very wrong, but he was a remarkable man. He was completely 
devoted to God and the ways of God. In a world of idolatry, and in a 
nation that was continually falling away into idolatry, David stood 
like a rock for God. In every circumstance of life he went directly 
to God--in prayer, in thanks, or in praise. His two great 
accomplishments were the Kingdom and the