The book of 2 Samuel centers around the reign of Israel’s greatest king, David.
Beginning with the record of David’s triumphs, it reaches a climax when God establishes His covenant with David in chapter 7. Tragically, when he is at the height of his powers, David commits his great sin with Bathsheba.
The latter part of 2 Samuel is a record of the tragic consequences of David’s failure. The greatest king Israel ever produced is not good enough. Only the Messiah, the Son of David, will be able to reign in righteousness forever.
This commentary gives a brief explanation of the text and then shows how these events have direct and profound application to our lives today, having been recorded “for our instruction” (1 Cor. 10:11). It also reveals how every event points to the coming of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:27), the final and ultimate Leader of God’s people.
About the Author:
For many years Jim Newheiser has found great joy and fulfillment in combining pastoral ministry in his local church with participation in training men for ministry both locally and abroad. A graduate of Westminster Seminary in California, (Doctor of Ministry and Master of Arts) and Baylor University (Bachelor of Business Administration), he is a certified biblical counselor and a NANC Fellow. He has pastored churches in Texas, Saudi Arabia and California. He has an extensive international ministry, having visited places such as Korea, India, Spain, Qatar and the Philippines. He and his wife, Caroline, have three grown children, David, Mark and Daniel. He resides in Escondido, California. He is author of several other titles also published by Day One, including opening up Proverbs.