David’s Kindness Rejected

Text: II Samuel 10
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: November 29, 2009

This Sunday morning we come to a pivotal passage in the life of David. In II Samuel 9 David offered covenant lovingkindness to Mephibosheth, a potential enemy, who responded with humble gratitude.

In this week’s text David again offers lovingkindness to an enemy, Hanun, King of the Ammonites, who responds with suspicion in insult which lead to war.

The LORD again gives David and his men victory, but… it is during the war with the Ammonites that David falls into his tragic sin with Bathsheeba (next week in chapter 11).

This passage serves as a warning to us against spiritual presumption. David fell when he was at the peak of his success. How careful we must be, especially when life is going well! I Cor. 10:12

Posted on November 29th, 2009 | Permalink