Two men race to tell David “Good News” he doesn’t want to hear. David falls apart mourning the death of Absalom. Joab rebukes David and issues a clear threat if he doesn’t pull himself together. David listens but replaces Joab as commander of his army. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
David and Absalom have their forces assembled for battle. David has three commanders and one of them isn’t someone you would expect. And David’s desire for Absalom to be spared isn’t enough to save his son from his long hair or Joab. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
Absalom receives opposing advice from Ahithophel and Hushai. David’s friend wins out and buys him some time. A woman hides messengers trying to reach David. And Ahithophel goes the way of Judas. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
David believes an unlikely story from the mouth of Ziba. David is cursed by a man drunk with hate. And Absalom follows the council of the man esteemed by everyone, including David. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
David flees Jerusalem with his servants as Absalom approaches. David finds more loyalty among the gentiles than his own people. David’s top advisor has sided with Absalom, but David has one friend left who might be an answer to his prayers. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
Absalom has great hair but still spends two years without seeing his father. He lights Joab’s field on fire to get an audience with David. Absalom gets a chariot and 50 men and begins to put a plan in place to steal the hearts of the people. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
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Joab puts together a plan to trap David in his words and bring Absalom home. A wise and courageous woman tells David a very Cain and Able story and asked David to do something contrary to the law. It’s no parable of the prodigal son, but the gospel is in the mouth of an unlikely massager. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
Absalom waits two years and then puts together a plan to kill Amnon. It isn’t a good plan, but it gets the job done. David is watching his house fall apart while Absalom is on the run. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
Chad and Daniel discuss one of the most disturbing stories in the Old Testament. David’s house is starting to fall apart as his eldest son’s obsession with his half-sister leads to dark and terrible events. And Absalom begins to see his father as weak and foolish.
David morns everything Nathan told him about his son. David’s servants are concerned about him. David’s son dies and he has an unexpected response. And Solomon is born. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
Chad and Daniel hit pause on 2 Samuel to look at Psalm 51. David pleads with God for mercy, forgiveness, and a clean heart and says he will tell sinners everywhere about the steadfast love of his God. This is a beautiful Psalm of repentance and forgiveness. Have a listen.
God sends the prophet Nathan to confront David about his sin. Nathan tells a story about a poor man and a lamb and David condemns himself in his reaction. Sin is admitted and forgiveness is given in one of the great pictures of confession and absolution in the scriptures. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
Uriah won’t cooperate with David’s plan to cover up his sin, so he sends him back with a letter instructing Joab to make sure Uriah doesn’t survive the battle. Joab doesn’t follow the instructions, but still gets David what he wants. And David marries the wife of Uriah. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
Chad and Daniel discuss the beginning of the lowest part of David’s life. While his men are gone at war, David becomes idle, and watching a beautiful woman bathe starts a chain of terrible and sin-riddled events.
The king of the Ammonites dies, and David tries to deal kindly with his son, which is responded to with a grave insult. And David begins staying home while his men go out to fight. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
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Some of David’s sons become priests. David remembers his promise to Jonathan and wants to show the kindness of God to someone from the house of Saul. The messiness of the church and the love of God are on full display. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
David sits before God and this is important. Asking God to keep His promises is a great way to pray. And David just keeps on winning. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
David decides he wants to build God a house, but God has plans to build a different kind of house from the line of David. And the Prophet Nathan is given a word by Jesus about Jesus to tell David. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
David attempts to bring the Ark to Jerusalem on a “new cart”, but high anthropology causes this to go very badly. A second attempt goes better and David dances wildly in the street to the disgust of one of his wives. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
David becomes king of Israel at 33 after a thrice anointing. Jerusalem is taken by David and there is some strange language about the blind and lame. More wives are taken, and more Philistines are defeated. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
David mourns the death of Abner and instructs his people to do the same. The people are all pleased with David, but some foolish men decide to remove Saul’s son from the throne by removing his head. They bring this news to David and he gives them their reward. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
After being accused of misconduct by his king, Abner goes to David with an offer too good to refuse. David wants his first wife back even though she is married to another man. And Joab lets revenge ruin everything. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
David makes an early and smart political move with men loyal to Saul. The commander of Saul’s army names one of Saul’s sons king. War games result in bloodshed and pursuit. And David grows stronger. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel discuss the meaning of lament and why we should embrace it while looking at David’s lament over the death of Saul and Jonathan. How does David want Israel to remember these men? Have a listen!