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Day by Day - 2 Samuel
A Promise That Blooms Under Pressure
Clif Johnson
Aired on Jun 25, 2024
Show Day by Day
Jun 13, 2024
00:02:11 Minutes


2 Samuel 5:2

We can count on God’s promises to be true regardless of opposition or pressure.   #daybydaylw   Interested in learning more about becoming a devoted follower of Christ? Go to!   ~~~   2 Samuel 5— God’s Promise Blooms Under Pressure. 2 Samuel 5 is the coronation of the new, but promised, King of all of Israel, finally. This is the moment we have been waiting for since 1 Samuel 13, where God promised Saul that a man after God’s own heart would be the leader, and then that man is identified in 1 Samuel 16 when David was anointed King as a kid. But it takes a while for this promise to bloom. In fact, this promise seems to be on the ropes many times in the course of David’s life, as he is running from cave to cave in fear of his life from Saul. And then after Saul’s death, when it seems like the ideal time for God’s promise to come to fruition, the promise is still under threat. But here in 2 Samuel 5 we find the tribes of Israel reciting the promise to David as the reason for their having him as King. Maybe they had no more fight in them. Maybe they came to their senses. Whatever the reason, this promise is on their lips in verse 2. And here is what we can learn from this. Sometimes God’s promises seem like we cannot count on them simply because the circumstances seem to be too great, too intense. But 2 Samuel 5 is another reminder teaching us that we can count on God’s promise to be true, no matter the opposition, no matter the pressure put on them, even the pressure and then reality and finality of death. For even death could not keep the Greatest King of Israel down.

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