Wednesday, June 04, 2008

David Established II Samuel 8

II Samuel 8:15 "And David reigned over all Israel, and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people."

In this chapter the nation is united. Israel and Judah have come together under David as one nation Israel.

David secures the kingdom by conquering nations surrounding its borders. He defeated the Philistines and others. Garrisons were established in Syria and others.

v2 "And he smote Moab..." v3 "David smote also Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates."

v5 "And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men."

The spoils of war, the gold and brass, David brought to Jerusalem and dedicated them to the LORD. The brass was used by Solomon to make the sea of brass.

How were these things known later to be written in these books so accurately. This verse explains:

v16 "And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder; v17 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was scribe;"

So, as the actions were taken, the people were on the spot to take down everything that happened. It is a blessing for us that they were doing so.

David's kingdom is established and pretty much secure now. At least, until someone tries David's patience in chapter 10.

Psalm 68:17 "The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place."

Key words: Old Old Story, Old Testament, David, Samuel, Milton Southerland. David establishes his kingdom.

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