Questions for Reflection for the Study of 2 Samuel 1-9

The journey into Psalms 42-51 has given encouragement for the journey ahead that will now take us into 2 Samuel. We will be gaining insight into the victories of David and how God’s plan for us is fulfilled through David’s royal line.

The reading plan below will be used to hold me accountable as I share about God’s Word. To share about my study of 2 Samuel, it’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Christ as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make each day amazing!

Questions for Reflection

2 Samuel 1 – Why did the young Amalekite man change the version of the story of Saul’s death? What is David’s response to the news? To what extent do you practice saying what is positive about others who have hurt you?

2 Samuel 2 – What principle of guidance can you learn from David in verses 1-2? What do you learn about David’s character from his response to the brave deed of the Jabesh Gilead men (See 1 Samuel 31:8-13)? What causes Abner to stop running and sue for peace?

2 Samuel 3 – What do you think causes the trend in verse 1? What is David’s response to the murder of Abner? How far does your forgiveness extend?

Samuel 4 – How will David’s consistent response to opportunists affect the people as the kingdom is established? How should we react when tempted to profit from someone else’s cruel deed? Are you careless and undependable in “minor” things? Why?

2 Samuel 5 – What two reasons do the tribes of Israel give for anointing David king? Why do you think they take more than seven years to act on what they know? What accounts for David’s greatness?

2 Samuel 6 – Why is Uzzah killed (See Numbes 4:15)? What do David and the people learn about God from this experience (See 1 Chronicles 15:11-13)? In what ways does David express his zeal in the parade? What motivates Michal’s objection? Do you scorn people with “excessive” zeal? Why?

2 Samuel 7 – What precipitates Nathan’s vision? What does God want David to remember? What are examples within this passage of God’s divine intervention? What does David’s response reveal about prayer? What are things God has shown you for which you can dare to pray?

2 Samuel 8 – What is David’s task now? In what place does God want you now? How are you fulfilling your obligations there?

2 Samuel 9 – What motivates David’s kindness to Mephibosheth? What is the extent of David’s generosity? To whom do you show the kindness of God? Why?

Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God – A Spiritual Journey.

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Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts

Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God: A Daily Study Guide to the Entire Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1978. Print.

“Sermons.” Sermons | FUMC Waco. N.p., n.d. Web.  <>.

“Bible.” The Bible – The Word of God – ChristNotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 2017. <>.

Nicholes, Lou. “Recent Commentaries.” – Devotional Commentary Index. N.p., n.d. Web. <>.

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1 Response to Questions for Reflection for the Study of 2 Samuel 1-9

  1. Good morning. Looking forward to your study of 2 Samuel.


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