Life Applications and Lessons from 2 Samuel

Saturday Morning Life Applications (Vol. 92)

As we continue reading God’s Word, let’s see what life applications and lessons from 2 Samuel show up this week.

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Let’s see what all we can learn and what lessons we can apply to our lives.

Life Applications and Lessons

“The king asked, ‘Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?’

Ziba answered the king, ‘There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.’”
2 Samuel 9:3

  • Remember that Saul had tried many times to kill David. Now David was going out of his way to find someone in Saul’s family to bless.
  • God’s kindness can override our human emotions.

“…the Ammonite commanders said to Hanun their lord, ‘Do you think David is honoring your father by sending envoys to you to express sympathy? Hasn’t David sent them to you only to explore the city and spy it out and overthrow it?’”
2 Samuel 10:3

  • The Ammonite king did not have the best advisors. In fact, they ended up causing him a lot of trouble with this advice.
  • They did not try to find out the truth but jumped to a negative conclusion about David and his motives.
  • Be careful who you listen to and go to for advice. Seek out wise people who look to the Lord for their counsel.
  • Being overly skeptical and jumping to conclusions without the facts can have a negative outcome for you. Seek out the truth before making assumptions about people and/or their motives.
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“In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.”
2 Samuel 11:1

  • David stayed home instead of staying with the army like he was supposed to do.
  • Stay where you are supposed to be.

“…and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, ‘She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.’”
2 Samuel 11:3

  • David was now dabbling in an area he knew he shouldn’t have been dabbling in.
  • The Bible tells us in many places to run from temptation at the onset.
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“After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing David had done displeased the Lord.” 
2 Samuel 11:27

  • It doesn’t matter what others know or think about what you have done. It doesn’t even matter what society says or thinks is okay.
  • It matters what the Lord thinks. So what does He think?
    • Is there unconfessed sin that is wrong in the eyes of the Lord? Repentance can make it right.
    • Is there confessed sin in your life? What does the Lord think about it – Nothing! It is wiped away as far as the East is from the West!
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“Then Amnon hated her with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he had loved her. Amnon said to her, ‘Get up and get out!’”
2 Samuel 13:15

  • First of all, this is not a picture of love, or he wouldn’t have raped her.
  • Subconsciously, Amnon had to know how wrong this was. Seeing her could have been a reminder of his evil actions.
  • His own guilt caused hatred toward her.
  • It is easier to project bad feelings onto someone else rather than take them on ourselves.
  • We should examine our negative feelings toward others.

Life Applications and Lessons in Bible Study

Please join us as we read the Word each week and share your insights on these scriptures as well.

Life Applications and Lessons Resources

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If you have joined me recently, these daily life applications from the Bible are examples of some of the comments I am writing in the Bibles I am giving to my grandchildren when they graduate from high school. Click here to see the post where I explain this eternal gift idea. I want to give them all the resources I can to use in today’s world!

The rose colored Bible is the one I am using for my youngest granddaughter, and I really love it! The brown study Bible is the one Jay uses for his personal Bible study.

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I hope these life applications and lessons will help you in some aspect of life. Please share any encouragement and lessons you have learned this week as you read the Word of God. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Until next week…

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  1. I Love Your Bible Studies. I Keep Them Saved And Read Them Over Again. Thank You So Much Susan For Your Dedication To Serve & Share. Have A Blessed Week.

  2. I have missed these so much sweet friend! Thank you for taking the time to pour into us and to explain these scriptures in a way that feels relatable to today. I’ve had so many lightbulb moments from you. Sending you lots of hugs and hoping your summer season has been a happy one, CoCo

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