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May 8, 2018

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Reading along with us in 2 Samuel? Here’s today’s reading:

2 Samuel 8 (ESV)

After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines.

And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute.

David also defeated Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the river Euphrates. And David took from him 1,700 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough for 100 chariots. And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down 22,000 men of the Syrians.Then David put garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went. And David took the shields of gold that were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem...Continue Reading

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  1. 11These also King David dedicated to the Lord, together with the silver and gold that he dedicated from all the nations he subdued, 12from Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

  2. This chapter is important because it shows God being faithful to His promise. God is giving David victory over his enemies. And it is described here in terms of North, South, East and West. All the surrounding nations are defeated by David. It also shows that David is a wise leader by sharing power and responsibilities over various aspects of Jewish society. And mainly David reestablishes the worship of God in the tabernacle which we can assume is in Jerusalem now with the ark.

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