2 Samuel 8:1 Ė 10:19
Primary Teaching Passage: 2
Sunday School Lesson for June 30, 2002
Outline of Passage
Davidís Triumph as King (8:1-14)
Davidís Officers of State (8:15 -18)
Davidís Kindness to
Davidís Victory Over the
Hints for Teaching and
Applying Focal Passage
- He was the son of Jonathan, and grandson of Saul.
- Was seriously injured at age five, and as a result was permanently
made lame.† See 2 Samuel 4:4.
- He was a man who lived in constant fear for his life since it was
customary for ruling kings to execute all descendants of the previous
king.† (2 Kings 10:1-7).
Note His Lifeís Story (As suggested by Herbert
- He belonged to the
royal line but was made a cripple by a fall (2 Samuel 4:4)
- He was remembered
because of a covenant (1 Samuel 20:14,15;†
2 Samuel 9:3,4).
- He was exalted because
of the merits of another (2 Samuel 9:5,7)
- He was given a glorious
heritage (2 Samuel 9:9).
- He lived a life of
self-denial (2 Samuel 19:24)
- He was subject to
persecution and slander (2 Samuel 16:3; 19:27).
- He cared little for
material things (2 Samuel 19:30).
King Davidís Character Traits:
- An inner desire to display mercy and kindness to the undeserving
- A special sensitivity to the hurting and afflicted (9:7).
- A freedom from selfishness with personal possessions (9:9).
- A willingness to identify with others who are different (9:10).
- A commitment to live in the spirit of forgiveness (9:11).
Timeless Truths for Reflection
David serves as a picture or shadow of the love and
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ given to undeserving sinners.
Mephibosheth reminds us of the redeemed and restored
sinner made whole by the Master.