Solomon places restrictions on where Shimei can travel which ends badly for David’s old foe. Solomon makes a marriage alliance with the Pharaoh. And the new king has the order he should build things backward. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Adonijah makes a foolish request that costs him his life. Solomon expels Abiathar the priest. And Chad and Daniel say goodbye to Joab. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel say goodbye to David in this episode. Before his death, David tells Solomon to remain faithful to God but also gives him a hit list. David is a complicated figure and goes down as the best king Israel ever had. Have a listen!
David makes Solomon king and the city shakes as the new king rides on David’s mule and sits on his throne. Joab senses a storm is coming. And Adonijah fears for his life and clings to horns on the altar. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel begin the book of 1 Kings in this episode. David is old and out of touch with what is going on in his kingdom. His son Adonijah, beings to set himself up as the next king and gets some important people to agree with him. But Nathan and Bathsheba have different plans. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel wrap up 2 Samuel in this episode. God is angry because David numbers the people (even though He told him to). David chooses between three punishments and puts himself in the hands of God. Jesus shows up and agrees further punishment will be deferred. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel continue to discuss David’s last words and then explore the list of his mighty men. Protect the lentils fields and kill a lion in a pit in the snow. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel continue to discuss a song of David and his role as the hymn writer of Israel. David gives all credit for his victories to God. David and his offspring are shown steadfast love forever. And the Lord lives. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel discuss a song of salvation by David. God is a dragon riding on an angel to save His beloved. Someone is righteous, is it David or his son… or both? Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel discuss some stories from David’s past added to the end of the book. How will he deal with a famine in the land and a request from the Gibeonites to turn over 7 sons of Saul for execution? What happens when you come up with your own atonement solutions? And David’s men are pretty good at slaying giants. Have a listen!
Amasa first. Joab plans to tear down a city to find Sheba but is convinced to do otherwise by a wise woman from Abel. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen.
David pardons his enemies (for now). Mephibosheth is overjoyed that David has returned but David misreads his intentions. And the tribes of Israel fight over who has more claim to the king as David remains silent. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen.
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.